Every year Halloween kicks off the holiday season, and we cannot forget that this could very well the start of the hardest time of the year for recovering individuals who are coping with past wounds and current obstacles. Staying sober and staying disciplined can be a very difficult task as opportunities to use drugs or drink are much higher during this time of the year.
If you are in recovery, the most important thing to remember is that you can do. You can continue on the path to recovery as you have being doing all along. Having fun and enjoying life with family and friends is not synonymous with drinking or using drugs. Most people successful in recovery can tell you that having a strong plan beforehand can go a long way to ensure not only a festive Halloween celebration but happy and sober holiday season. If you haven’t done it yet, this is the time to make the traditions to hosting your own sober Halloween party.
The safe sober tips below are just a reminder as sometimes we can forget what we have learned in relapse prevention treatment sessions.
Despite a perfect planning, sometimes things can go wrong. So, do your best to not put yourself in a “sticky” situation. If you can’t get out there, don’t do it yet.
From all of us at Florida Center for Recovery, have a sober and fun Halloween and a fabulous Holiday Season Kick-off.