The holidays are often considered to be a joyous time. Family and friends get together and celebrate, enjoy each other’s company, and create new memories. But for a person struggling with substance use disorder, holidays can be difficult–especially if the celebrations allow drinking. If destructive patterns of drug or alcohol use are preventing you from moving forward in your life, getting help over the holidays is a way to show your family that you’re committed.
Missing the chance to spend the holidays with family isn’t ideal; however, people with substance use disorder often are not emotionally and physically present during family events anyway. Spending your 2021 holidays in residential addiction treatment is a demonstration of commitment to your own recovery. And is there any gift your family would rather have?
Why Should You Spend The Holidays at a Rehab Center in Portland?
While it might be difficult to spend the holidays away from your friends and family, it might be in your best interest. During the holidays, you won’t be at Crestview Recovery Center alone. There will be support staff and other clients ready to participate in activities such as:
- Holiday baking
- Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners
- Present making activities
- Counseling activities
- Tree decorating
Crestview Recovery Center is an addiction treatment center in Portland supporting adults 18 and older. Our integrated approach to mental health treatment will support your journey to remaining sober.
Prepare to Celebrate Sober New Year at a Portland Rehab
When you are early in your sobriety, it is easy to feel like you can handle the challenges associated with drugs and/or alcohol being present at a holiday celebration. However, this is sometimes harder than you think. Since holiday celebrations usually include lots of fun and food and alcohol and in some cases drugs, it’s best to skip altogether. It is not easy to resist the temptation associated with substance use–especially when you have not been sober for a long period of time.
You have to learn to prepare yourself for a life of sobriety. You can spend the holidays at an addiction treatment center in Portland with other people on a journey to sobriety. You will learn how to celebrate without drugs or alcohol. Once you have learned to celebrate sober, you can be prepared to enter a family celebration.
Your Friends And Family Need You Sober
Through your substance use disorder, you more than likely didn’t just hurt yourself. You hurt others, such as your friends and family, too. Perhaps you made them feel a lot of pain and frustration. Or you caused them stress as a result of your behaviors. The greatest gift you can ever give your friends and family is by remaining sober. By going to rehab in Portland for the holidays, you’ll be ensuring that you are serious about remaining drug- or alcohol-free.
Time To Self Reflect
Remaining at a rehab during the holidays will provide you with the time to think about your past and your future. Yes, you might want to think about experiences that were less than great memories. However, you will also have the opportunity to think about your present and future sobriety.
Celebrate With Your Peers in Recovery at Crestview
During the holidays, celebrating with people who are on the same path as you is reaffirming. Spending time away from your family and friends during the holidays might feel like it will be lonely, but it won’t be at a rehab center. At Crestview Recovery Center, you will be with a supportive staff and other adults in recovery. By celebrating sobriety with others, you will feel empowered to continue on your wellness journey. If you’re ready to remain on your road to recovery, call us today 866.262.0531.