The holiday season is one of the most difficult to say sober and concentrate on recovery. Here we will go over some ways to maintain your progress. We can help drug addiction Florida.
Temptations at Gatherings
Holiday parties and gatherings usually include both food and alcohol. Just the mere presence of alcohol can be a reminder of the sensations you experienced when you were consuming it regularly. Therefore, it is important to realize ahead of time that these types of gatherings will always include alcohol. A support system that you can rely on to distract you from temptations can be helpful. Knowing your limits and weaknesses can also be beneficial. If you feel being confronted with the temptation of alcohol at parties will be too strong, it may be best to avoid attending them at all. Call if you have any questions.
Added Stress During the Holidays
Shopping for gifts for loved ones, making last minute travel plans, and having a house full of loud relatives can add to the already present stress of everyday life. Add in grocery shopping and cooking an elaborate meal for close friends and family and you have the recipe for a very stressful period of time. Handling stress and not letting it build up is an important part of maintaining control of the situation and your reaction to the events that occur. Sometimes controlling how you react to the situation is all you can do, so it’s vital to have proper ways in which to manage stress to help prevent relapse. We are here to help.
Drug Addiction Florida
If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction, don’t hesitate to call the Strawberry Center. We are here to help you turn your life around. Call today.