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Remaining sober can be especially hard during the holidays. Family gatherings, holiday parties, and other social occasions can be very difficult for someone who is in early recovery. Thoughts of past holiday occasions often bring up memories of celebratory drinking, drugs, or gambling.
Although it can be very hard to get used to the idea of a sober holiday season, especially when other people around you are seemingly having a great time celebrating by using substances or gambling, completing a stay at a treatment center is an accomplishment that you should be proud of.
Take this opportunity to celebrate not only the holidays, but also your new life of sobriety, which is something really worth celebrating. If you find yourself struggling during the holiday season, please remember that you are not alone. Help is only a phone call or meeting away! Here are some helpful and practical tips to make staying sober easier:
1 Plan each and every day of your holiday season: Plan to spend the majority of your time with friends and family who are supportive of your recovery.
2 Find a meeting in your area: Many groups have special meetings during the holidays to share their experience, strength and hope. Check the local papers for a meeting in your area.
3 Ask for support from family and friends: Those who are truly supportive of your recovery will be happy to help you throughout the holidays.
4 Have a list of ten people you can call: Make a list and check it twice. Carry your cell phone and list of names at all times.
5 Don’t forget about regular exercise: Regular exercise is an essential component of any balanced recovery program.
6 Stay away from slippery places: There is absolutely no reason to ever check out your former favorite establishments.
7 Create new traditions to replace your old using patterns: Buy a new board game or take the family on a sleigh ride. Use your imagination, be creative, & have fun.
8 Write out a daily gratitude list: The quickest cure to get you out of the holiday blues is by counting your blessings and being grateful for what you have every morning.
9 Volunteer your services to a charitable organization: There are many people in your community who are less fortunate than you. You will be helping not only the needy but yourself!
10 Write a letter to yourself – “How I stayed sober over the holidays:” The act of writing your ideas on paper is very powerful. Write down all the activities and events that will help you have healthy, happy, and sober holiday season.
11 Avoid H.A.L.T. (Hungry, Angry, Lonely , Tired): If you are hungry, get something to eat. If you are angry, talk to somebody about it. If you are lonely, go to a meeting or call a friend. If you are tired, get a good night’s sleep.
12 Live one day at a time and enjoy your sobriety: Stay in the moment and live one day at a time. Never mind about what happened or what could happen. Enjoy today. Live today. Celebrate your sobriety!
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The Forgotten Mom is a program specifically designed for expecting Moms who are battling with alcohol and drug addiction. The staff at Reawakening’s Wellness Center is proud to support and step forward to address the challenges for Mother’s and her unborn child. Reawakening’s Wellness Center is one of the few detox centers in South Florida that offers a treatment and detox program for pregnant women.
We offer traditional 12 step and we offer Smart Recovery groups, as well as Art and Music therapy. A spiritual advisor, massage, acupuncture, yoga and guided meditation help round out our programming.
RWC is JCAHO Accredited. In addition, our staff is bilingual and we treat pregnant women in their first and second trimester. We use a variety of therapy’s including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and EMDR, among others.
"These past 30 days at Reawakenings Wellness Center, in Miramar Florida, have been a true paradigm of excellence, comfort and health in my recovery from drug addiction. Immediately, upon my arrival, I was put at ease by the caring nursing and administrative teams. They made me feel comfortable, both physically and mentally."