Tips For Staying Drug And Alcohol Free In This Holiday Season
Holidays mean a lot of fun, enjoyment and parties with friends and family members. It is the time when people consume the most alcohol and many people use drugs during parties. As per statistics, more than 55% of adults drink alcohol and consume drugs due to holiday parties, celebrations and special events. For someone in recovery, this atmosphere can make holiday parties and celebration difficult to navigate.
Depending on you and where you are, it may be easier to skip the parties. If you really want to go for a party, there are a few things that you can do to avoid alcohol and lessen your nerves.
- Bring a sober friend: It can be easier to avoid drug and alcohol at the parties if you are not with a friend who is addicted. If you want to stay away from drink, it is a good idea to bring a friend with you who will stay by your side and ensure you have a good time without using drugs and alcohol.
- Prepare yourself: If you have recently gotten out of rehab center, it is time for a fresh start. Do not afraid of attending holiday parties and other events. It is true that will be offered drink after drink. But it does not mean you don’t attend parties. If this happens to you, prepare yourself ahead of time. Your friends may compel you to take a one drink, but you can use any excuse such as not liking the taste or having to drive.
- Only stay as long as you are comfortable: When you are invited to attend a party or an event by your friend, you may feel obligated to go to. But it does not mean you need to stay very long. If you are not comfortable and the party is too overwhelming, it is good to leave early.
- Serve yourself: If your friends and colleagues are asking you to consume alcohol, in such situation, it is good to serve yourself a nonalcoholic drink. You can keep your beverage in your hand for the rest of the evening. If you already have a nonalcoholic drink in your hand, the people won’t be asking you.
The holiday season does not have to be all night parties, boozing, gorging and no sleep. With a little planning, you can enjoy with your friends, colleagues and family members without alcohol and drugs. If you or someone in your family is struggling with alcohol or drugs, feel free to contact us at Canadian Drug Rehab.