Going to Alcohol and Drug Rehab During The Holidays
If you have toyed with the idea of attending alcohol or drug rehab, you may be thinking that waiting until the new year to go will allow you to cram in as much time with family as possible. But as the saying goes, why put off tomorrow what you can do today? It’s understandable to want to get time with loved ones, however, attending rehab during the holidays may just be the best gift you’ve ever given yourself and your loved ones.
Holiday Challenges for People Struggling with Active Addiction
While holiday movies portray this time of year as an idyllic time spent with family and loved ones, for many families, the holidays can be stressful, chaotic, and filled with turmoil. These feelings may be even more pronounced if you are struggling with active addiction. It can be incredibly difficult to be surrounded by loved ones who may be overindulging themselves or who trigger us. There may be strained relationships you have to confront, or expectations you feel you can’t live up to that can make the holidays even more stressful. Oftentimes, even the people who love us the most can be the ones who trigger us the most, leading to a less than ideal holiday experience. If you’re struggling financially as well, the idea of gift-giving can also invoke unnecessary stress during an already stressful time.
Reasons to Go to Rehab During the Holidays
While attending rehab during the holidays may be the last thing you want to do, consider these benefits of attending rehab now:
- It gives you the opportunity for self-reflection and immense personal growth. Rehab is about way more than just getting sober. You will also have the chance to process the root causes of your addiction through intense emotional and behavioral therapy. This allows you to address things you may be suppressing and learn healthier ways to cope when you are struggling.
- You can celebrate with others who are working towards recovery. The beautiful thing about rehab is the connections and bonds you make with your peers. This support and understanding is part of what makes your time in treatment so worthwhile, especially if you have been ostracized from friends and family while struggling with your addiction. These people have often had similar experiences as you and will have a unique understanding of the struggles you’ve faced.
- Getting sober may just be the best gift you could ever give your family. Addiction is no walk in the park for those in it, but for families, it can be equally as hard to see you in such a dark place. Of course, you should get sober for yourself and your own reasons, but this will undoubtedly be a wonderful gift for those that love you as well.
- Among the many things you will learn in rehab, you will also learn how to have fun and socialize without drugs or alcohol. This can be very challenging for those in early recovery because oftentimes we take drugs or alcohol to make us feel more uninhibited, however, learning to adjust to life without these is a necessary part of long-term sobriety.
- Being in a new environment, even temporarily, can help you avoid potentially triggering environments back home, whether that be your family, friends, or your home. November and December typically have higher rates of motor vehicle accidents as recreational drinking is usually at its yearly high.
Alcohol and Drug Rehab at The Source
The Source offers several levels of drug and alcohol rehab programs including inpatient, outpatient, and stabilization. They provide individualized treatment plans to help you navigate the road to recovery that is unique to you. You will find peace, self-discovery, connection, and support all in their picturesque campus. The staff at The Source will welcome you with open arms and treat you like family. Speak to one of their treatment specialists today at (800)204-0418 or visit them online at www.thesourcetreatmentcenter.com.