Alcohol Addiction
By insightnewsletters
Author BrightView News
BrightView News
Published: June 17, 2024
Updated: June 18, 2024

Warmer weather holds its own unique challenges for someone in recovery. With longer days, more sunlight, and hot temperatures, BrightView knows recovery and the summer months don’t always mix.

This can be especially challenging for anyone in recovery, as addiction triggers may arise. An addiction trigger is anything that provokes a reaction from someone in recovery, potentially leading them to relapse into alcohol or drug abuse.

But this doesn’t mean you can’t have fun during the summer months. It’s normal to be nervous about maintaining sobriety during this time of the year. One way to prevent a setback is to create fun alternatives to summer cocktails – mocktails.

Key Takeaways

  • With more hours in the day, and more opportunities to be outside at social events, its easier for people to be in situations where they are exposed to alcohol or drugs.
  • Disrupted schedules can lead to boredom and increased opportunities to misuse.
  • Exposure to high temperatures and excessive heat is linked to physical and mental impacts that decrease patients’ ability to stay sober.
  • Try these non-alcoholic mocktail recipes to stay cool and hydrated.

Raise a Glass with Your Favorite Ingredients

Here are just a few cool and refreshing summer mocktails that anyone can enjoy.

  • The Bright Mocktail is a light, fizzy fruit punch.
  • Lemon Liberation blends lemon, coconut water and mint for a tasty treat.
  • Mango State of Mind is a tropical, frozen mocktail sure to please.
  • Stress Less Strawberry is a tangy mocktail that will keep you cool.
  • And Watermelon Wellness refreshes with a mix of mint and lime juice

You can search online for more summer mocktail recipes if these ingredients aren’t your favorite. But whatever you do, pay attention to the presentation of your drinks — special glasses, straws, and tiny umbrellas will take your mocktails to the next level.

Check out the video below to learn more about our five different mocktail recipes. You can also download all of the summer mocktail recipes here! 

Year-Round Help is Available, No Matter the Season

If you are a BrightView patient feeling anxious or wanting to speak to someone about triggers or temptation, reach out to your counselor or case manager. If you’re thinking about getting treatment for you or a loved one for an alcohol use disorder, call BrightView at 833-510-4357 or schedule an appointment.