Many people hold off going to treatment in November and December because of the holiday season. They rationalize putting off getting help by telling themselves that they do not want to miss out on family time and special moments.
When a person finishes up addiction treatment they can have a difficult time readjusting to their new life. Many people mistakenly believe that all of the work happens during time spent in rehab. While there is a lot of self-reflection and growth that occurs during the addiction treatment process this is only the very beginning of starting a life of recovery.
As one year draws to an end and a new one is ready to begin we often start to look back at the things we have accomplished and think about what we would still like to achieve. For many people it is a time of personal reflection and inspiration for growth, for others, it can be a somber reminder of too many things left undone.
Overcoming addiction is no easy task. Facing life’s problems and figuring how to get through life after being addicted to a substance takes a lot of hard work. Fighting through the early days that are consumed with cravings takes a lot of willpower.
If there is one thing that my journey through addiction recovery has taught me, it’s the importance of gratitude.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year that are full of family time, lots of great food and happy memories. On the other hand, they are also full of stress, overindulgence and a lot of parties.
It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is fast approaching. This can be a time of great joy and excitement but it can also be a time of worry and stress. When it comes to the holidays many people have the tendency to overindulge whether it be with food, presents or alcohol…
When it comes to addiction recovery the most obvious step to take is to stop using drugs and alcohol. But this is really only the very beginning of the process. If the only thing a person does to try and treat addiction is to stop using then chances are the person’s sobriety will not be very stable.
When people think of the word “college” many things come to mind apart from the educational aspect. Parties, binge drinking and experimenting with drugs have all become a common aspect of the college experience. While not everyone drinks to excess or uses drugs during this time in their lives it can still be difficult to navigate the college lifestyle while living a life of sobriety.
One of the hardest things about quitting alcohol is the fact that so many people drink. It is so socially acceptable to drink that it almost seems more uncommon not to drink than it is to drink.