Creating a Sober Christmas in Florida

Creating a Sober Christmas in Florida; Is it possible to enjoy Christmas without Alcohol or Drugs?

Some people associate alcohol and drugs with the holidays as a way to have fun while others look to it as a way to cope with depression or loneliness during the holidays. Being connected to a recovery program during the holidays especially if you are new to recovery is very important. The holidays can bring up a range of emotions that are difficult to handle on your own. Often we feel a need to cope with these feelings, so we turn to what our mind perceive as the easy way to cope. Relapsing during the holidays can be common but does not have to be a part of your journey. The good news is that we can create new traditions that don’t involve intoxication. It is these new traditions that you will associate with Christmas in the future. This is how you reclaim your Christmas and holiday season. Creating a Sober Christmas in Florida check out these tips to create one.

  • Go to some local holiday activities or shows.
  • Volunteer your time to help those less fortunate.
  • Go to a Christmas market and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Spend time with your family in a sober environment, so they can get you into the Christmas spirit.
  • Go to a sober Christmas party (recovery groups in large cities will usually arrange these in December).
  • Spend a bit of time in nature.
  • Cook Christmas dinner and invite some friends around.
  • Decorate your Christmas tree with some friends in recovery.

The holidays can be difficult but going into the holidays knowing you’re not alone and staying connected can prevent relapse from occurring.  Creating a Sober Christmas in Florida is possible.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about Transformations by the Gulf Substance Abuse Treatment Center Give us a Call 24/7 (727)498-6498

The success of a person’s recovery depends on the level of personalized treatment provided. It is important to find an addiction treatment program that works.  When we say our treatment is individualized, we mean that we craft a program that is tailored to address the client’s unique physical, mental and emotional needs.

In the client’s first 24 hours with us, we’ll evaluate their current state and work to understand what challenges they need to overcome. They’ll also have an initial session with our doctor and meet with one of our licensed mental health professionals.

After the initial evaluations, we’ll design a treatment plan with the sole mission of helping the client overcome and heal from addiction. Their program will focus on things such as:

  • Addressing and Identifying root causes of addiction.
  • Creating a support system.
  • Developing healthy stress management techniques.
  • Eliminating Substance use.
  • Learning how to communicate emotions effectively.
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
  • Repairing damaged relationships.

Our Facility is near the beach and offers a comfortable setting for substance abuse treatment and recovery.


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