The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends. This season can be especially difficult for women struggling with addiction.
Women are at a higher risk of depression, stress, and anxiety over the holidays, and as a result, may turn to drugs and alcohol for relief. Fortunately, having a healthy new year may not be as difficult as you might think through wellness coaching.
Hammocks on the Edisto, our women’s-only treatment center near Charleston, South Carolina, can teach you healthy living habits to maintain your sobriety during the holidays and for life. Through individual and group sessions, you will practice your skills and gain confidence in your ability to stay sober while enjoying the holidays. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and are ready to have a healthy new year, call 833.793.0191 today about starting a healthy New Year’s resolution to quit your substance abuse.
Creating Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are synonymous with New Year’s Day, just as alcohol is with celebrating the holiday. People make resolutions to lose weight, be happier, get a new job, or one of several other things that they want to do to improve their lives. Starting an exercise program is one of the most common resolutions to make at the start of the new year. And cutting down or quitting substance abuse is among the least common resolutions that people make.
It is a sad fact that most resolutions fail within the first few months. However, for women who want to make a significant change in their lives, quitting drugs or alcohol is one of the best new year’s resolutions they can make. And with professional help, they can get the tools they need to achieve genuine, lasting sobriety. At Hammocks on the Edisto, our certified therapists and medical staff will help you build healthy habits in nutrition, social skills, and positive thinking patterns to keep your New Year’s resolution of living a sober life.
Tips for Having a Sober New Year Celebration
Whether you are currently in an addiction treatment program or have completed one, it can be challenging to be around friends and family over New Year’s when everyone around you is drinking. Here are some tips to help you have a sober New Year’s celebration:
- Host your own sober New Year’s Eve party. Invite your support group and other sober friends to give them a sober New Year’s party to attend.
- Plan a call with your therapist or support group before and after the party. Having this extra encouragement can help strengthen your resolve. Plus, you can again talk to your support system about your success at remaining sober after the party.
- Bring a sober friend with you, so you have someone to hang out with who is not drinking. They can also be a good support if temptations become too much.
- Be upfront with your non-sober friends about your desire to stay sober. The more honest and open you are about your sobriety, the easier it will be to maintain. You may be surprised at how many people will come out as very supportive of your efforts.
- Attend events during the day instead of at night. There are plenty of fun activities you can do during the day. Plan a hike with friends if the weather is nice enough, or see a movie.
Attend support meetings before and after the holidays to boost self-confidence and find new ways to spend the holidays.
Hammocks on the Edisto Can Help You Have a Healthy New Year
At Hammocks on the Edisto, we are here to help you form healthy living habits for the new year. Our women’s-only treatment center can give you the confidence and skills you need to maintain your sobriety when it seems like alcohol is all around you. Our behavioral therapy and wellness coaching programs will focus on the root causes of your addiction while teaching you healthy living skills necessary to maintain your sobriety.
If you or someone close to you is struggling with addiction and wants to have a sober new year, call 833.793.0191 today to speak with our caring staff about your treatment options.
- “APA Survey Shows Holiday Stress Putting Women’s Health at Risk” – American Psychological Association
- “Holiday Resolution Stats” – Statista.com