Thanksgiving and Recovery
Maintaining long-term addiction recovery is difficult, but it can be even more challenging during the holidays. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it may add some additional stress while many are getting together with family and friends. Many celebrations involve alcohol which can be a common trigger for people in recovery. Also, for those who do not have a place to go, the stress of loneliness can also be a trigger.
What should you do?
Gratitude in recovery is about keeping focused on what’s important in your life, and recognizing things that you can be thankful for; which may also facilitate the release of negative thoughts that hold many back during recovery.
Dealing with alcohol and drug addiction around the holidays can be difficult, but you can make it through. This Thanksgiving take a moment to stop and think about your gratitude, and realize how far you’ve come in your recovery; even if you’re at the beginning of your journey.
Drug Rehab During the Holidays
Don’t let the holidays deter you from entering our drug rehab program. Your family and friends will likely understand that you need to do this for you. Think of rehab as an investment into yourself, and a gift that you’ll be giving your loved ones that lasts longer than one holiday season. And if you’re worried about being lonely, remember that entering drug rehab will connect you with other people who are also on their journey toward recovery.
Can Outpatient Rehab Work?
That all depends on you, and your level of addiction. If you need clinical support but aren’t in need of intensive detox, our outpatient program might be right for you. You can still get the connections to other individuals in recovery through our weekly SMART Recovery meetings and relapse support groups as well.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, don’t hesitate to reach out, your life is yours for the taking.
What About Paying For Rehab?
Remember, we accept AHCCCS as a form of payment. If you don’t have private insurance, let us see how we can connect you with the resources to help you enter rehab.