Weather Effects on Substance Abuse

by Balboa Horizons | January 19, 2018

Have you ever woke up and looked outside and thought, it’s going to be a great day?  When asking the question regarding weather effects on substance abuse many of us rely on our experiences. Is there a reason why the murder rates in Chicago increase when ice cream sales increase? Seattle has a reputation for being a very rainy city and there is data that corroborates that, so is there also a relevancy that Heroin Treatment in Seattle is needed at an all-time high? The answer to weather-related questions are often simple, weather affects us all whether we like it or not.

So if weather can simply change our moods then it can also be used as a shining tool of recovery. If people are so depressed because it’s cold outside move them inside or better yet try a warmer climate. People in recovery have enough emotions to ride through than to ride through actual storms in real life. It’s hard enough getting honest about addiction, but to be miserable on top of it would be much worse.

Albeit, some days are definitely better than others we all have our ups and downs in life. Like the weather, life changes constantly. How we adapt to the weather is up to us.

Being in recovery is being able to live life on life’s terms and not on self-will, we can’t change the weather so we might as well enjoy it right?

So to answer the question are there weather effects on substance abuse, the answer is perhaps, but the answer isn’t so simple and the answers lie within each of us to how we respond to outside stimuli whether it’s the rain, snow, or hail.

If there are weather effects on substance abuse can affect how dramatically can it increase the likelihood of recovery and why isn’t everyone relaxing at the beaches in Southern California melting worries away on the golden shores of the golden state? With an average yearly overall temperature of 72 degrees at Orange County Beaches this is the perfect place to recover if you like sun, sand and surf.

Balboa Horizons offers a reprieve from the storms of life to get you back on track and focused on what truly matters. You can live the life you want if you just stand up and take it. We can show you the door all you need to do is surf through it. Call us today to schedule a brief assessment to discuss if Balboa Horizons would be a good fit for you or your loved one.

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE IS CURRENTLY SUFFERING FROM ADDICTION OR MENTAL ILLNESS – BALBOA HORIZONS CAN HELP INSPIRE CHANGE AND TRANSFORM THEIR LIFE TOWARD THE PATH OF RECOVERY.