When winter and the holiday season rolls around, most of us begin looking forward to seeing our loved ones together again. The stress of a busy work day can melt away during this magical time of year. The rapidly occurring holidays mean extra time off work and the perfect excuse to take a much needed break.
As our daily routines slow down, not everyone is as keen to celebrate. Even with the coziest and most comfortable setting it can be a challenge to unwind if concerns of substance abuse or addiction are clouding the mind. The added pressure of being around friends and family can put undue strain on an individual’s impulse control and sobriety.
How Do Those in Rehab Get Through the Holidays?
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, you understand the amount of stress that comes with it. During the holidays there are even more stressors to consider when deciding on how to spend your time. Maintaining sobriety can be especially challenging. You’re dealing with family members, attending a higher number of social events and being around celebrations that include alcohol.
In order to get the most enjoyment out of the holidays without becoming overwhelmed, it’s important to monitor and address excess stress. Make sure to offer assistance with little things around the home or to prepare for the party. Bring your own drink to avoid being offered alcohol by others and politely let them know that you aren’t drinking if asked.
Taking measures to protect yourself during the holidays is important, but substance abuse treatment is always available at America’s Rehab Campus. Our doors are open every day of the year to provide our patients with the help they need.
Why Are Rehab Facilities Open on Holidays?
Treatment centers remain open in order to provide uninterrupted access to the essential services provided. The ARC team is passionate about the recovery and healing process that allows individuals to overcome substance abuse and addiction. We understand that addiction doesn’t take a backseat during the holidays, even if everyone else has the day off. If anything, cravings can worsen due to holiday stress.
America’s Rehab Campus also believes that being able to conquer addiction and achieve sobriety is the greatest gift an addicted individual can receive. Our compassionate staff members work around the clock in order to provide consistent and effective treatment for substance abuse. Services such as medical detox, in and outpatient rehab and even a shuttle all stay active through the holiday season and beyond.
Can I Get Help During the Holidays as a New Patient?
Absolutely! No matter how severe your addiction or substance abuse has become, America’s Rehab Campus is here for you. We work with individuals struggling with consumption of:
- Opiates and Painkillers
Not only do we tackle physical dependency through medically-assisted detox but our mental health professionals work with you to uncover the driving forces behind your addiction. Having a safe and enjoyable holiday season is our wish for everyone that comes through our doors, old and new faces alike. Being able to fully relax and share in the festivities often gets tossed to the side due to the sheer amount of focus and effort it takes to abstain from drugs or alcohol.
This holiday season, don’t hesitate to reach out to America’s Rehab Campus if you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse. Our treatment services range from simple sessions throughout the week to full inpatient rehab where the individual remains at the center for the duration. We offer fully confidential consultations to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to call or stop in.