The holidays might seem like the worst time to go to rehab. The family expectations, the busy atmosphere – it can all seem like too much. There is a temptation to put this off and just wait until after the New Year, and after things ‘slow down.’ The problem is, your addiction won’t wait and it can even get worse the longer you put off doing something about it.
Here are some reasons why you may want to consider spending the holidays in rehab.
- Get out of eating your Aunt Emma’s fruitcake
And all of the other bad stuff around the holidays, and instead you can enjoy nutritious rehab cuisine, developed by our chefs or catered in. who knows, you may even lose a few pounds during your stay instead of gaining the usual holiday weight!
- People can have nice things to say about you at the dinner table for once
One main reason people say they don’t want to go to rehab over the holidays is that they will miss their family. Truth be told, holidays for an addict are stressful for them and their family. The family has to walk on eggshells, and you usually can’t wait for your first opportunity to leave and go get high. This year, even if you are absent, your family can know you are safe, and that is the best present you can give them.
- We have the holiday spirit!
The great thing about a treatment center over the holidays is that it’s a great refuge from the craziness of the malls and family meals, but you are still in a great facility filled with people full of helping hearts and holiday cheer. You can still enjoy the holiday feeling with décor and the attitudes of those helping you get your new life.
- You can get a head start on your New Year’s Resolutions
We mentioned this before, but why wait? After all, you probably won’t remember New Year’s anyway. The longer you put off changing your life, the less likely you are to do something about it. Get yourself in treatment now, and get a head start on all of those people who are less serious and say they will try with the New Year.
- It’s a nice break from the madness and expectation of the holidays
The stores are crazy, your family is crazy, the airports are nuts – come enjoy a little respite in treatment and save your own life while you are at it. If you are lucky enough to still have a job, know that holidays are a good time to inconspicuously be absent from work, not alerting coworkers to your problems prematurely, and there is usually less work to be done, so it will be easier to get caught up.
Call today to speak to an intake advisor about getting into treatment today. The holidays are a great time to get clean and sober, and then every year thereafter you will have even more to celebrate!