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Making Holiday Traditions in Recovery

Healthy Holiday Habits During Recovery

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for some. For those struggling with addiction, the holidays can be particularly rough due to the fallout with loved ones they may have experienced as a result of their substance abuse. Feelings of loneliness, stress, and other negative emotions can even lead to unwanted relapses.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to remember the reason for the season while supporting your sobriety.

Spend Time With Loved Ones

When going through the recovery process, it’s important to build a support system that you depend on. Whether they’re your friends, family, or mentors—find some time to spread some holiday cheer by spending some quality time together.

Skip Out on the Holiday Parties

One big reason for holiday relapses is the feeling of missing out on all the holiday fun when heading to parties and social gatherings where alcohol will be present. If you’re not confident in your ability to maintain your sobriety in the presence of those who chose to indulge, it’s more than okay to choose not to come.

Give Back to Your Community

When leading a sober lifestyle, it’s normal to have more free time when you’re more selective with the company you keep and the events that you attend. Idle time is another common trigger when it comes to relapsing.

An excellent way to fill your free time this holiday season is to give back to your community by donating your time. Whether you prefer to volunteer at a food pantry, and animal shelter, or a homeless shelter—you’ll feel good by supporting other members of your community.

Seeking Help for Addiction at North Georgia Recovery Center

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 today.