Taking my first steps out of the rehab center I was staying at, and slowly walking back into the world outside of its confinements gave me pure fear. Embarking on my new journey into the relatively unknown was an apprehensive one. As a recently recovered addict, these emotions felt more extreme than what they would to someone else.
Someone once told me that travel broadens the mind and that I could be back in control of my life again. I could decide my next destination, next place to visit, new people to meet, friends to make and the sights to see. I began to realize that there was no high in the world greater than boarding a plane, a train or a car and looking forward my next destination.
Here are 4 amazing ways that traveling helped me during my addiction and still today being 9 years sober!