The holiday season is upon us, and as we know, for some, this is a time to gather with friends and family to celebrate. For others, though, the holiday season may overlap with time spent in addiction treatment. This could bring up some difficult emotions that may make it hard to cope with spending the holidays in treatment. There are some different ways you can plan ahead or prepare for the holidays in case you are in treatment during that time. Maybe even more importantly, we have a variety of suggestions for how to cope with any uncomfortable emotions that may arise during this time as well.
Spending the Holidays in Treatment
It is essential to your recovery from addiction that you seek help as soon as possible. At Avalon Malibu, we advise you not to put off or wait to receive treatment, even if that means you’ll be away from home during the holidays. As previously mentioned, this could potentially bring up a variety of uncomfortable emotions for you. For some, the holidays can be stressful under typical circumstances. Being in treatment could add additional stress. Some ways we can help you manage these difficult emotions that may come up include therapy.
We have a wide variety of therapies we can offer to you. Some examples include art, trauma, group, and writing therapy. All of these options can help you to process any emotions you may feel about the holidays. Included in the therapies we offer, we provide one-on-one psychotherapy. This could be a great place to bring up any additional concerns you have surrounding the holidays.
It could be important throughout your recovery to practice recognizing which emotions are present. Along with noticing your emotions and naming them, it could be helpful to learn to recognize what your emotions may be signaling to you. For example, spending the holidays in treatment away from home could feel like a relief for you. This might bring up a whole separate set of emotions that could make you feel guilty. The signal in this situation could be that you feel safe in treatment. Whatever your personal circumstance is, remember your feelings are valid, and we want to help you through this process.
Empowerment Through Addiction Treatment
We want to help our clients heal as whole individuals and are able to do so with our individualized treatment plans. There are also a variety of therapies we can offer to you. With the help of individual therapy or one-on-one therapy, as well as group therapy integrated into your treatment plan, we believe we can help you discover your capability to recover.
One important aspect of your treatment for addiction could be learning how to embody your agency. This means that in recovery, you have the opportunity, through the work you put in, to feel empowered. We understand that when you’re in active addiction, it can be difficult to admit and accept you are not the one in control. The addiction is consuming and takes your agency away from you. At Avalon Malibu, we can help teach you how to take your power back.
Throughout the holidays in treatment, this concept of feeling empowered could be incredibly important. Remembering you have the ability to lead the life you deserve in recovery could serve as a motivator. We may be able to accommodate family visitations, but in either case, this could be a time for you to remember what you are in treatment for. You might want to try asking yourself questions like “What kind of life do I want for myself?” Or “What kind of life am I working toward building?” Asking questions like these could help comfort you if spending the holidays in treatment feels difficult.
Spending the Holidays at Avalon Malibu
At Avalon Malibu, we believe we can assist you in healing with the help of our staff in our luxury treatment facility. As previously stated, Avalon Malibu has many therapy options that we can offer you. We focus on comfort while working hard with our clients to help them heal. The aspect of comfort could be crucial, especially around the holidays. Feeling comfortable in a safe environment can make a positive impact while you process difficult emotions and heal from addiction.
We know addiction can take so much away from you, including your physical and mental health. We want to help you today; that may mean this holiday season, you may be in treatment. But that could also mean that this opportunity to start your recovery will allow you in the next holiday season to surround yourself with the people you love. Going to treatment and leaving what you know in active addiction may be challenging, but your recovery will be worth it.
At Avalon Malibu, we know addiction can take many things away from you. Seeking help for your addiction as soon as possible is important. This may mean your time in treatment overlaps with the holiday season. We want to assure you that we can help you through any difficult thoughts or emotions that arise during this time. Recovery can help empower you and allow you to recognize your agency in life. We believe you deserve to live a happy and healthy life. If you spend the holidays in treatment, remember it is temporary, and we can help you through the process. Call (844) 857-5992 for more information on addiction treatment with Avalon Malibu today.