You hope to be sober for Christmas. Perhaps you’re in recovery and thinking about what the holidays will be like for you. Instead of look back at what you used to do, plan for a sober Christmas filled with optimism and opportunity. At Memphis Recovery, we provide you with the tools and resources to help you achieve these and many other goals. To learn more about how you can make this dream a reality, contact Memphis Recovery today at 866.304.8254.
Planning a Sober Christmas
For many people, being sober for Christmas can prove to be one of the most inspirational experiences. You have worked hard to get to this point. While you may be a bit leery about what other people may expect, your holiday should be a time for you to reflect and enjoy all of those accomplishments and your new life of health.
The key is making it memorable. For some sober Christmas tips for success, start here:
- Plan to invite those who support your sobriety. That way, you don’t have to worry about expectations of alcohol.
- Host it at someplace where there’s no risk of use.
- Enjoy foods and drinks that you love; try something new instead of sticking with the old favorites.
- If there are family events that “can’t change,” it’s a good idea to plan your own event that may give you more control over the outcome.
- Don’t stress about it. Make it as fun as possible, not just on that day but also in the planning.
It can also help to spend time planning, preparing, and hosting with other people who are close to you. You’ll be able to share experiences and discuss various options. Make the experience as enjoyable as possible from start to finish.
What About Those That Do Not Support You?
Unfortunately, there may be some people that may not think things should change to support your sobriety. In this situation, it’s up to you to determine the best way forward.
Do your best to be stronger than the risk. One of the options you have is simply to find a way not to be phased by the access to alcohol at these events. You may want to have a friend help you to avoid it. Perhaps you can step out for experiences that are tough for you.
Furthermore, you always have the ability not to participate in an event that does not seem right for you. When you are sober for Christmas, you will appreciate being able to make that decision for yourself and protecting all of the work you’ve put into the experience.
Every situation is a bit different. If you plan to host a sober Christmas, focus on choosing family and friends to be around who understand where you are in recovery. Look for those who want you to be happy, too.
Still Struggling with Addiction?
If a sober Christmas doesn’t seem possible to you because you’re still using, now is the time to do something about that. With our individualized therapy programs and caring professionals, we can help you achieve sobriety. The key is knowing that help is available and then reaching out. At Memphis Recovery, we offer programs now that can help you to achieve sobriety for the holidays. Some of the opportunities we offer include:
- Adult drug rehab programs
- Youth drug rehab programs
- Alcohol addiction treatment programs
- Family therapy programs
- Intensive outpatient program
Take Charge of Your Health and Future – Call Memphis Recovery
Having a sober Christmas is an option, with the right planning and support behind you. If you’re hoping to be sober for Christmas but still struggling with alcohol or drug use, we can help you. Please turn to the compassionate counselors at Memphis Recovery to learn how we can help you turn the corner. Call us at 866.304.8254 or reach out online.