Addiction Recovery
By BrightView
Published: May 23, 2024
Updated: May 23, 2024

As days grow longer and temperatures rise, addiction recovery patients are faced with unique challenges to their sobriety that are often overlooked.

BrightView’s Rhonda Roper, LCSW, LISW, Vice President of Quality Operations for Kentucky, explored these challenges in the recent webinar “Summer Recovery: Patient Strategies to Manage AUD/SUD.” The discussion also looked at ways to navigate the underestimated threats summer poses to individuals recovering from alcohol use disorders and substance use disorders.


Addiction Doesn’t Take a Vacation

“We prepare our patients for the end-of-year holiday season,” said Roper. “We need to help them prepare even more for the summer. Triggers may need to be handled differently as patients shift from dealing with winter isolation to summer socialization.”

Armed with several coping skills, patients are better prepared to manage summer stressors — participating in their summer activities while safeguarding their recovery. Check out this full-length recording to learn more about how to prepare patients for these challenges.


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If you or someone you know needs help with a substance or alcohol use disorder, don’t wait to seek help. Contact BrightView online or call us today at 833-510-4357 to learn more about our addiction treatment programs and take the first step toward a brighter future.