As a recovering alcoholic, the holiday season might be one of the most challenging times.
Sure, there are many reasons to celebrate, especially if you’ve hit an addiction recovery milestone. Although, there are also things to steer clear of if you’re hanging around people who drink to celebrate the holidays.
Here at Mallard Lake Detox Center, we aim to educate our readers and prospective clients regarding the beauty of addiction recovery.
This is why we’re giving you three ways to stay sober during the holiday season.
- Always try to plan ahead.
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to plan ahead. Be sure to plan every event or holiday party you’re going to attend, so you’ll know what kind of people will be attending these events with you.
It’s also important to pay close attention to your addiction triggers to prevent a relapse. Bring a sober companion if you can or if you feel the need to do this.
- Make your sobriety your highest priority.
Don’t get us wrong, attending a holiday party isn’t something you would have to stay away from. Although, it’s so important to know that your sobriety should be your highest priority. So if you feel like a particular holiday party might bring you back to your old ways, it’s probably best to stay at home.
No party is good enough to consider sabotaging your sobriety – always remember that.
- Surround yourself with the right kind of people.
You would have to stay away from certain types of people, and there are those you’d like to be by your side. It’s crucial to surround yourself with the right people to ensure that your sobriety is respected, and they wouldn’t force you to have “just a little bit.”
Stay close to those who will help you stay on track and won’t push you to do things just because they seem cool.
There are other ways to ensure your sobriety during the holiday season, but these three are the most important ones that you have to keep in mind.
The holidays don’t have to be brutal or stressful – just follow these three ways, and you’ll be fine.
For more information regarding addiction recovery, reach out to us at Mallard Lake Detox Center – know that we’re always here for you.