The holiday season is wonderful and hectic; and for someone on the road to sobriety, the holidays can be hard. Sobriety during the holidays can be difficult when parties and celebrations include alcohol, or the stress pushes you toward other addictions. This year though, consider that the best gifts you can give yourself and family are the gifts of recovery.
A Gift to You
When you strive to get sober, you give yourself the gifts of sobriety. Though sobriety alone may seem like the gift you’re getting, consider for a moment all of the gifts you give yourself when you enter into addiction recovery:
- Freedom from dependence on a substance
- A sense of accomplishment
- The ability to be present
- Increased health and wellness
- Peace of mind
- Improved relationships with family, friends, and coworkers
A Gift to Your Family
The gift of sobriety is exactly what your loved ones want from and for you this holiday season. As you navigate sobriety during the holidays, remember that the gifts of sobriety and the gifts of recovery are the best things you could give the people who love you the most. What do the gifts of sobriety look like to your family?
- The ability to have you be there and present at family functions and holiday parties
- Increased health, happiness, and overall wellbeing for you—their loved one
- Freedom from fear
- Peace of mind and renewed hope