Staying sober over any holiday can be hard work. While you are most likely going to gather around friends and family who could potentially drink, spending any holiday sober can be challenging for anyone who has gone through addiction treatment and is now in recovery. Below are some tips and tricks to getting through this Easter without relapsing.
Stay in the present while going to any Easter celebrations this year. Remember that you are a strong individual and definitely do not dwell on your past that involved substance abuse. Focus on the present day and remember your goals of staying sober and creating a better life for yourself.
Stay in Touch With Support Groups
As always, stay connected with anyone in the various support groups you could be in. This is great for when you may have a temptation to engage in the family champagne toast. You can simply give anyone in your support group a call and they should be able to help you through your temptation or craving. Having a strong support system is crucial after addiction treatment and through addiction recovery.
Choose Events Wisely
You should also be picking what events to go to this Easter. It would probably be smart to avoid any parties or events that are only surrounded around drinking. If you do go to a party with an abundance of alcohol, stay with somebody who can help you through a temptation.
If you find yourself having intense temptations to engaging in drinking alcohol this Easter season, do not be afraid to contact Next Level Recovery. We are concerned about helping each one of our patients to make a healthy and happy life for themselves. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, be sure to reach out to us today and we will be able to help you find that happy and healthy life.