Thanksgiving is more than a day off of work and a time to eat turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is a time to reflect on everything you have to be thankful for, including your recovery. A time to appreciate the people in your life and how much things have changed for the better.
This Thanksgiving, surround yourself with people who mean the most to you and who have been supportive of your recovery from addiction. Let them know how much they mean to you and how much you value their support. Create a safe environment where you can enjoy the holiday free from pressure or temptation to drink or use drugs.
As tempting as it can be to zone out and do nothing, stay active. Ward off boredom and isolation by pulling out some board games or inviting the whole family on a walk after dinner. Keep your mind and body engaged. Start new traditions that you can carry on year after year as you continue progressing in your recovery.
Reflect on your journey and how far you’ve come. What are you most thankful for this year? Encourage everyone to share their reflections so you can celebrate together. It can also change your perspective and open your eyes to different things you’re grateful for too. Don’t forget to jot some notes down in your gratitude journal as well.
Seacliff can help you feel more prepared to face the holidays in recovery by empowering you with the knowledge, strategies, and support you need to stay on track with recovery. If Thanksgiving is an eye-opening experience that makes you realize your substance use has become problematic, make the choice to seek treatment. With comprehensive services to address addiction and mental health disorders, Seacliff works with you to regain control and live a healthier, happier life in recovery.Build the knowledge and confidence you need to face the holidays in recovery at Seacliff. Call today.