Should You Go to Rehab Before the Holidays?
Holidays are filled up with things we have to do, whether we want to or not. People, parties and other events fill the days quickly. What if you are worried about a drug or alcohol problem—yours or a loved one’s? Do you have to factor that in? Will they show up, do something outrageous, steal something or get arrested?
Many people don’t want to think about facing a drug or alcohol problem during the holidays. It will be number one on the New Year’s resolution list, but everyone would rather hope for a pleasant holiday season. Family members go along, hoping against hope that this might be true. Is that worth it? What’s worse—a Thanksgiving or Christmas that’s a bit uncomfortable because someone finally went to rehab, or another holiday ruined by drinking or drugs, or worse—injury or death?
Choose the awkward over the ruined. If you need rehab, you can get it. You can be getting help and not pretending that you don’t need it, while messing things up for everyone around you. If a family member needs help, he or she can get it. You can get through the holidays knowing that he or she is safe and taking the steps to get better.
Come January, you may look back and think it wasn’t a great holiday season, but it could have been so much worse. The hard part of that first step is over and the help you asked for will be starting to work.
Recovery Connection can help make rehab happen. Call us any time 24/7 at 866-812-8231 to find the best drug or alcohol rehab center for you.
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