Valentine’s Day, with its emphasis on champagne and drinking, may be a stressful time for those in recovery from substance abuse. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Show those close to you how much you love and care about them this year. You might be looking for solutions to mend relationships that have been shattered by addiction or reignite the passion you once shared with your partner. Valentine’s Day is an ideal time to express your love in a healthy and sober manner. There are numerous enjoyable things that you may perform alone or with someone special that do not require the use of alcohol or other narcotics.
Valentine’s Day: Ideas for Observances As Sober as a Single Person
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day might be especially lonely. As you may be aware, loneliness is a powerful relapse trigger, so prioritise your sobriety. Consider participating in the following activities this year to help you feel more connected and supported:
- Volunteer: Volunteering at a local animal shelter, or community organisation is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people while also feeling good about giving back.
- Participate in a meeting: You can go to a 12-step or other support group meeting and mingle with other sober people.
- Treat yourself: Fill your day with your favourite activities and treats to make it extra special. Be proud of who you are. Attend a movie, go on a hike, get a good book, experiment with a new cake recipe, and so forth.
- Host a party: Invite your single friends and family members to a party. Gathering with the people you care about will remind you of what matters most in life: genuine human connection.
If you have friends or family who do not support your sobriety, be sure to create boundaries so they understand that you are committed to a sober lifestyle and may no longer want to participate in drinking-related activities.
Help is available
We, at Mallardlakedetox, offer a number of programmes that are tailored to your specific needs if you or a loved one is battling with an addiction. Help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for inpatient and outpatient programmes, as well as a variety of therapeutic modalities and services. We also provide a family rehab programme and choices for long-term care.