Holidays Can be Trying on One’s Recovery

holidayWe at Hotel California by the Sea would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. The holidays can be trying on one’s recovery, staying centered is crucial. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of staying connected to your support network.

Listed below are some tips that may help you maneuver through the Christmas/ New Year week.

Meetings:

On both Christmas and New Years Eve there are meetings happening around the clock. If you find yourself tempted or you need someone to talk to, do not hesitate – get yourself to a meeting.

Support Network:

Have people you can call if trouble arises, if you find yourself in a situation that may be hazardous to your recovery, pick up the phone – someone will answer.

Routine:

The holidays are the same as every other day of the year and it is crucial that you treat each day as you would the one before. Avoid extremes and out of the ordinary behavior, sticking to you normal recovery schedule is paramount.

Gratefulness:

Every day in recovery is a blessing and it only works if we do it together. Throughout your day keep in mind the people this year that have helped you stay sober. Never hesitate to let people know how important they are to you and your recovery.