Generating systemic change along the addiction recovery continuum
It’s hot in Texas y’all! Here are some ways to beat the heat this summer!
- Drink water before you leave the house
- Bring a water bottle with you wherever you go and fill up when needed
- Avoid drinks with lots of sugar including alcohol
- Drink water when you may not feel thirsty, especially in direct heat
- Keeping cool in the AC is recommended during heat waves
- Taking a cold shower can help cool you down
- Closing blinds can reduce indoor temperatures
- Place cool washrags on your wrists/neck to cool down
Care for Animals!
- If it’s 77°F outside, asphalt can be 125°F – that can burn dogs’ paws! Use balms, paw pads or shoes if taking your dog on hot pavements
- Never leave your dog in a hot car, they will overhear and can potentially die.
- Watch for signs of overheating like uncontrolled panting, excess saliva, and slowly walking or dragging behind you.
- If overheated, get in a cool place or seek shade, give your dog water, and apply ice to the front legs near the chest
- Put sunscreen on every part of the body that will be exposed to the sun
- Wear loose layers that cover as much of your body as possible
- Wear hats to protect your scalp from getting sunburnt