What would a sober holiday mean for you? If you are currently in recovery, you know how hard you’ve worked to get to this point. You’re ready to enjoy some time with your family, but you’re afraid that your substance abuse is going to worsen again. What can you do? Our team at Serenity Light Recovery offers the tools and resources to help you.
How to Enjoy a Sober Holiday
There are a number of things you can do to help ensure you have a sober holiday. The goal here is not to find yourself doing what you’ve done in the past – you cannot use drugs or alcohol, and you should not put yourself at risk of doing so. Yet, what you need to do is to work hard to ensure you get the care you need when you need it. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Are You Worried About Relapse During the Holidays?
If you are thinking about using drugs and alcohol right now, don’t put off getting help. Just thinking about it means you are at risk for using again. For that reason, you want to invest in getting care as soon as possible. Our team can offer that help. If you need help right now for substance use, contact a treatment center immediately. Serenity Light Recovery offers:
- Drug detox center
- Residential addiction treatment
- Outpatient rehab center
- Intensive outpatient program
- Extended care programs
That means we can help you to stay on the path to a sober holiday. You don’t have to get into detox or inpatient care if you don’t need that. You can still come in for care that’s right for you on an outpatient basis.
Make This Holiday Different
One of the best ways for you to ensure you are positioning yourself for a sober holiday is to simply make this holiday different from the past. If you used to celebrate with drugs or alcohol or around people who do not understand your addiction, change things up.
- Get away with a close friend for the high-risk days.
- Host a celebration at your home where you control the food and people.
- Simply say no when you cannot do the things that they want you to do. It’s okay to say no.
- Make plans with other people who understand your addiction, including a mentor.
- Enjoy new activities – such as spending time with the kids or doing something new locally – instead of the same traditions.
While it may feel good to engage in traditions, if they make it hard for you to avoid drug use, they are not a good option for you this year. A sober holiday is far more important.
Give Back as a Part of Your Sober Holiday
Substance abuse is complex, but what you will find is that there are people who are going through what you did at the start of your journey right now who need support and guidance. It’s possible that you can provide them with a bit of reassurance and support if you reach out to them now.
Visit a local 12-step program and talk about what sobriety has done for you. Try to come back to your treatment program to volunteer. Reach out to people in your family or friends that you know have an addiction and need help.
Invest In Your Sober Holidays by Calling Serenity Light Recovery
There is no time better than right now to get help for substance abuse. You can have a sober holiday even if you are at risk or using right now. Our team can offer fast, reliable help to ensure you get the care you need right here. Call Serenity Light Recovery to learn how we can support your recovery. Our team is available at 855.658.6109.