Tips for Spending the Holidays in Rehab
Depending on your recovery stage, going home for the holidays might not be an option. This is likely because the season’s temptations are just too strong for you to handle at this point, and so, staying sober means staying put in rehab.
First, remind yourself that this is only temporary and that you’ve given yourself and your family the best gift of all by getting help for your addiction. Plus, just getting through this holiday season without relapse will bring you one step closer to leading a sober life outside the treatment facility.
So how do you make the most of this season in rehab? It is possible to enjoy the holidays – and you may even build some cherished memories along the way. Here are some ideas:
- Arrange a visit from a loved one. If possible, figure out a time when your loved ones or friends can come visit you in rehab. Or, try Skyping or Face-timing if an in-person visit is out of the question.
- Get writing. Craft a holiday letter, card or email to fill a friend or family member in on your recovery or holiday wishes. This is a great activity to let loved ones know that you’re thinking of them and it will also help remind you of how far you’ve already come in your journey toward sobriety.
- Get involved. Does your rehab hold a gift exchange? Can you bake with the staff? Are there any opportunities to volunteer this season? Participating in any festive activities offered at your treatment center will help you build new sober holiday memories.
- Give yourself the gift of quiet contemplation. Enjoy a little downtime this season and use these moments to reflect on your recovery goals and all the things you have to be grateful for this season. Remember, you wont’ be in rehab forever.
Rehab for the Holidays
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