New Year’s Eve is the time when people leave all their struggles, challenges, and baggage they have experienced from the past year. Also, it is the perfect time to look forward to positive and new beginnings while celebrating all your successes, experiences, memories, etc.
Although it is a fun and colorful evening, people in recovery dread this kind of occasion.
Understandably so, celebrations like New Year’s Eve are the ideal setting for temptations from alcohol and drugs. It is why people in recovery feel anxious at the thought of celebrating the new year, which is valid.
To support you and other people in recovery, Mallard Lake Detox Center listed the perfect sober activities you can do for NYE.
Host Your New Year’s Eve Party
Hosting your party is the best idea you can try. You have control over everything. From the guest, the food, the drinks, and the activities. You can engage in things that you have control over, especially if it is for your sobriety.
Hosting your party would also be a good gesture for people in recovery who are also worried about attending other parties.
Attend A Holiday Marathon Meeting
If you are not up to hosting your party, might as well attend one hosted by a person in recovery or an organization like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
The good thing about attending a Holiday Marathon Meeting is you do not have to worry about temptations because all of you are on the same page.
Additionally, you can meet new friends there who have the same values and determination as you do. One way to know about this Holiday Marathon Meeting is to ask your rehab center about it.
Host a Game Night
Hosting a game night is also a fun way to welcome the New Year. You also have control over everything when you host a game night. You can set the expectations of your guests that you are hosting a sober game night.
The people who truly support you will surely come. Also, this can be your yearly tradition with your sober friends, game night on NYE.
The best gift is the gift of giving. If you do not want to attend or host a party, but want to do a significant activity, volunteer. There are many options out there where you can volunteer, like in a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen.
You are like hitting two birds with one stone, staying sober at NYE while lending a helping hand to people who are in need.
Mallard Lake Detox Center acknowledges that holiday celebrations like New Year’s Eve celebrations are really a challenging time of the year. If the temptations get into you, do not worry because we are here to help you bounce back again.
We are a luxury rehab center that serves recovering people from Dallas. If you want to talk, call us today and we’d be more than happy to help you out – that’s for sure.