Recovery During the Holidays
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Recovery During the Holidays


“The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

This saying also goes hand in hand with sobriety. The best time to get sober may have been long ago but the second best time is today.

Has your family had to watch you struggle year after year to get through the stressful holiday season by succumbing to your addiction?  Don’t go through another holiday suffering with this disease. The holidays bring about so many triggers for an addict that cause this to be one of the most difficult times of the year to remain sober.  Don’t attempt to make it through this holiday season by drowning yourself in drugs and alcohol; seek treatment instead. Treatment is the only answer to overcoming the grips of addiction and starting you on your road to recovery. Leaving your family for the holidays may be a very scary thought but not as frightening as going another day using. The best thing for your recovery is to remove yourself from all temptations and start getting the help you need immediately.

The greatest gift you can give your family this year is sobriety. Prove to them you have the strength to get clean and come back to them a whole new you; the real you. Your family will miss you and you will miss them during these holiday times, however there is a bigger picture you need to look at. Such as, what issues that stem from my addiction will be transparent to your loved ones during this time of year? Taking yourself completely out of these situations and making those steps to recovery is key to making the next holiday season the loving and special time of year it is meant to be; free from drugs and alcohol.

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