Why the Holidays are the Perfect Time to Seek Alcohol and Drug Rehab

If you or a loved one are thinking about committing to drug and alcohol rehab, the holiday season is the perfect time to do so.  Recovery from addictions during this time of year offers many benefits as well as helps you avoid pitfalls that might derail the progress you have already made. The abuse of alcohol and drugs can have catastrophic effects on your health and the well-being of your family. Let’s take a look at why now is the time of year that you should put yourself first and seek the treatment that will end up being the best gift you can give to your loved ones!  

A New Year, A New You!

A New Year is on the horizon! This means a clean slate and the opportunity for a fresh start. This is the time of year when resolutions are made. This is one resolution you can make and complete before the new year even begins. If you commit to a substance abuse program over the holidays, you will ring in 2020 as the best version of yourself you can possibly be! Having completed such a monumental milestone in your life will only give you the momentum to stay sober and drug-free in the new year!

Avoid the Holiday Temptations

The holidays bring with them plenty of social gatherings and parties. This can be a nightmare situation for individuals who are striving to become clean. If you are in a treatment program or rehab over the holidays, then you will not be around to be tempted by holiday parties, peer pressure, odd looks, and awkward explanations of why you are no longer participating. Instead, you will be working on yourself. You will be learning the root cause of your substance or alcohol abuse and how to embrace your new life without the need for these damaging drugs. 

Dodge Depression

The holidays might look quite different for you this year if you are on the road to recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism. Along with the temptations to partake in drug and alcohol use, there is the chance of depression at the inability to participate in your favorite past times. This is especially true if you associate the holidays with recreational drug and alcohol use as part of your traditional festivities. Depression is the last thing you need when seeking sobriety. If your holidays are going to be much different anyway, you might as well use this time to seek treatment and avoid the woes of holiday depression that often plague those who are recovering. 

Use Leave From Work

Many people this time of year have leave at work that they have accrued throughout the year, and if they do not use it by the beginning of the new calendar year, they will lose it. Fully embrace recovery by taking leave from work and fully immerse yourself in the recovery process and regaining control of your health and your life. 

Start Your New Year Off Right with Rehab over the Holidays!

You can always celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas with friends and family after the new year when you are clean and sober! They are much more concerned about your recovery than when you celebrate. As the leaders in treatment for substance and alcohol abuse, Fairwinds has over 30 years of experience helping people regain their lives. When you choose Fairwinds, you can expect a knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate team to guide you through every step of your recovery. We understand that every patient is different, which is why we offer individualized plans to fit your unique circumstances and needs. Medical stabilization, detoxification, residential/inpatient care, outpatient programs, and aftercare treatment are just a few of the services we offer. 

If you or a loved one is suffering drug or alcohol abuse, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to seek the treatment you need and begin the new year grabbing life by the horns! Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!