The holidays are a time for families to gather and celebrate with good food and plenty of alcohol. Consequently, it becomes harder to have a sober holiday. Many people struggle with addiction every holiday season. Fortunately, a substance abuse treatment program including alcohol addiction treatment can give you the extra help you need to make it through.
At Arkview Recovery Center, we want you to enjoy the holidays while maintaining your sobriety. Our substance abuse treatment programs can help you in whatever stage of recovery you are in to help you maintain your sobriety during the holidays. For more information on having a sober holiday, call 717.744.0756 today to speak with our friendly staff about maintaining your sobriety during the holidays.
3 Tips for a Sober Holiday
Whether this is your 1st sober holiday or your 10th, you need to stay extra vigilant to maintain your goal for a stay sober holiday. With these tips, you can avoid drinking while still interacting with your friends and family and having a good time:
- Always have a glass in your hand. Having a glass of water, soda, or other non-alcoholic beverage with you will reduce your temptations to find something to drink. It’s OK to bring something with you to drink.
- Be upfront about your sobriety. Letting your friends know that you don’t want to drink is a great way to stay sober while at a party. Good friends will want to see you succeed and keep you on your sober path.
- Throw your own sober holiday party. Invite friends from your support group and community to have a sober holiday party. The more you enjoy life without alcohol, the easier it will be to maintain your sobriety in a non-sober world.
There are just a few tips you can use to have a sober holiday. To learn more, give Arkview Recovery Center a call for more ways to stay sober during the holidays.
Sober Holiday Activity You Can Do Any Time of the Year
Over the next few months, there will be times when you will feel like your sobriety is at risk. The holidays can be a lonely time for a lot of people, leading to a greater chance of relapse for those just out of a residential program or for those struggling with depression. You can avoid being alone and putting your sobriety at risk by participating in a sober holiday activity or two within a sober community and at home:
- Attend a therapy session – The best thing you can do when cravings arise is attend a therapy session through an outpatient or aftercare program. Plan a fun, sober holiday activity with others in your group that you can attend outside of a treatment setting.
- Serve your community – Give back to your community by helping others with their sober journey. You can also volunteer at a local homeless shelter or church group and help those in need. Helping others is a powerful tool for maintaining your sobriety.
- Practice self-care – It’s been a long year. Treat yourself to a spa day or indulge in a favorite treat to celebrate all you’ve done to maintain your sobriety and to your continuing journey. Eat well, exercise daily, and get plenty of rest.
Having a sober holiday is possible by avoiding risky situations and potential triggers. Always have your support system on speed dial to help when needed.
To Help You Have a Sober Holiday, Call Arkview Recovery Center Today
If the holidays are particularly tough for staying sober, call Arkview Recovery Center today to enroll in one of our substance abuse treatment programs that can help you in any stage of your sober journey. We include medication-assisted therapy (when necessary) and family therapy as part of our therapy programs:
- Detox program
- Residential program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program
To learn more tips about having a sober holiday and how we can help you with your sober path, call 717.744.0756 today to speak with our friendly staff.