Many addicts find that December is one of the most difficult times of the year. It can be especially hard to remain sober with end-of-year work functions, family gatherings and social occasions.
Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
People in early recovery are at risk of relapse as memories of celebratory drinking, parties and over-indulgence surface. Deciding to abstain from using substances whilst everyone is enjoying a little time off to relax and unwind is hard. But the decision to enter a life of recovery is an accomplishment that deserves recognition.
An ongoing continuum of care based model is core to Recovery Direct’s treatment process. As a specialised addiction and rehabilitation centre staff are trained in a broad range of disciplines including family and trauma treatment.
Celebrate Freedom From Addiction
From all of us at Recovery Direct, we wish you a safe and sober holiday and a happy New Year filled with health and prosperity. Remember there is no need to suffer alone, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with admissions, concerns and support. Call us on 079 235 7415.
A New Sober Life Is Worth Living
A life of sobriety can be daunting but remember help is at hand. As a private rehab, Recovery Direct focuses on addressing the shame often associated with addiction. Addicts often feel embarrassed to speak openly about their substance abuse but there is always help available. Addiction brings isolation, the very opposite of enjoying a full, rewarding life. Having someone to talk to is key to regaining a life after active addiction.
Tips For Staying Sober
- Plan to spend the majority of your time with friends and family who are supportive of your recovery.
- Ask for support from family and friends. Those who are truly supportive of your recovery will be happy to help you throughout the holidays.
- Stay away from familiar places that remind you of a previous life in active addiction.
- Stay in the moment and live one day at a time. Enjoy today. Live today.
- Practice mindfulness and meditation to establish regulation in your emotional states.
- Join social and recovery based groups that support your recovery.
- Stay positive and hang with people that give you positive feedback to maintain your self esteem and self confidence.
- Practice self care and don’t take on more things than you can chew. Just focus on getting the things right that you need to get right and forget the rest.
- Celebrate your sobriety!