‘Tis the season of celebrating what’s most important to us. A time of reflection upon friends, family, spirituality, and your personal life as you appreciate the good and think about how to handle the bad. Those of you dealing with an addiction during the holidays may not be able to be fully immersed in the holiday spirit, but it doesn’t have to be that way with America’s Rehab Campus. Our team here at ARC is no stranger to how the stress and pressure of the holidays can make addiction even worse, and we’re here to help you start a sober life.
How Sobriety Lets You Enjoy the Holidays
As with many other mental health conditions, addiction is a lifelong change to how your brain and central nervous system operate. When so much of your mind’s processing power is taken up by addictive thoughts and cravings, it becomes extremely difficult to stay present and focus on what’s going on around you. Removing this source of anxious energy lets you be at your best so you can engage with your loved ones and create new, sober memories together.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or prefer a non-denominational tradition, the best gift you can give yourself and those around you is entering rehab. It’s a tough decision to make as you have to first admit there’s a problem with your substance use, but it’s always worth the commitment. It’s always the right time to get started, and the holidays give you the perfect opportunity to dive into treatment at ARC.
Why Addiction Is So Hard To Overcome Alone
It’s extremely common for addiction to be present alongside another mental health illness, known as co-occurring disorders. When this happens, both the addiction and accompanying disorder need to be addressed at their roots if you want to achieve long-term success in recovery. This level of treatment requires help from mental health professionals, something most people don’t have access to on their own.
Another challenge many face is the withdrawal period that comes when they initially achieve sobriety. Medical detox is the solution to withdrawal symptoms that often act as a hard stop for those attempting to detox alone. Symptoms can range from uncomfortable to fatal without proper supervision and administration of medication. Without medical detox, these symptoms can be too much to bear which leads back to substance abuse to make them stop.
Celebrate the Holidays at ARC
Spending your holidays in treatment is an investment in your future, both personally and socially. Your mind and body will be able to heal from the impact of drugs or alcohol with your relationships improving once you’ve reached sobriety. Choosing rehab as your own gift can give you back mental bandwidth needed to get the most out of the holidays every year going forward.
Don’t let substance abuse ruin your holidays, reach out to ARC today to start the intake process and stand up to addiction.