Is it possible to have a sober Halloween? Think back to when you were younger, going door-to-door asking for candy. It was about the costume and the fun you had with your family and friends back then. It can be like that again for you. If you are living a sober lifestyle right now, we want to ensure that you have some fun ideas to help make it possible. At Crestview Recovery, every holiday is one to celebrate sober and to cherish.
What Can You Do to Have a Sober Halloween?
There are no rules when it comes to Halloween. You can host the type of event that is right for you and your family. That includes planning a very successful sober Halloween. Here are some simple ideas to help you to get started.
Host a Halloween Party – No Alcohol or Drugs Involved
It is possible to have a fun Halloween party and not include alcohol or drugs in the mix. You just need to ensure everyone at your event respects your sobriety and is okay with celebrating in this way. The good news is most people will be happy to be a part of your recovery and to support you through a fun event like this. Why not binge on cookies and candy instead?
Spend Time with the Kids
For those with kids, having a sober Halloween is a bit easier to do. Focus on them. This year, dress up with them. Go trick-or-treating with them. Spend some time with a kid’s themed party. The goal here is just to get out and spend Halloween in a new way with your family. It does not have to involve alcohol or drugs. Most importantly, this is the perfect year to show the kids how to really take trick-or-treating seriously. Roll up your sleeves and show them how you used to do it.
Plan a Trip Away from Home
If there are annual events you “always” attend, that can make it a bit more difficult to celebrate Halloween. If you cannot find a way to say no, create one. Plan a weekend trip to somewhere that’s too far to come back for the night. That way, you can get a bit of a break and have a relaxing dinner with someone you care about without the threat of using.
Reach Out to a Treatment Program
If you are one of the many people who spent Halloween drinking, this may be a good time for you to turn to those who need help and offer them advice. Head to the local recovery meeting. You can even talk to your addiction treatment center about stopping by to talk to those who may need someone to confide in. For some people, this is the perfect time to say thanks and help others.
Finding the Right Care for You Is Important When You Need It
A sober Halloween may seem really hard for you. If you are new to recovery or struggling with the thought of relapse, recognize this risk. Reach out to your treatment team to get immediate help so you can avoid using and facing the turmoil of relapse. You can find that help with us at Crestview Recovery. We offer programs such as these to help you:
- Women’s addiction rehab
- Men’s addiction rehab
- Rehab aftercare services
- Mental health disorder treatment
- Outpatient drug treatment
Seek Out the Care That’s Right for You at Crestview Recovery
It is possible to have a fun but sober Halloween. If you are looking for a way to celebrate, reach out to friends and family to share your sobriety with them. If you’re struggling right now, let our team at Crestview Recovery offer help and guidance. Avoid relapse by getting care from our compassionate counselors at 866.262.0531.