Christmas can be a miserable time for those of us dealing with an addiction problem. Our attempt to get into the festive spirit usually means waking up on Christmas Day full of remorse and feeling so ashamed we can barely look our loved ones in the eye. The only way to deal with our self-disgust is to get drunk or high as soon as possible – sound familiar? If the answer is yes, you might want to consider coming to us here at Hope Rehab Center for a different type of Christmas and New Year.
The Greatest Christmas Gift for You and Family
Are you determined that things are going to be different this Christmas? Maybe, if you are strict about your drug use, and only drink sensibly, you won’t do anything too embarrassing. Here’s an idea, you could limit drinking to parties and not keep any booze at home – well, except for a few beers for Christmas Day. You could also cut out the drugs completely or just allow yourself a bit of coke to get in the festive mood and enough heroin to take the edge off things. What could possibly go wrong?
Here’s the reality – if you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, the festive season is probably going to be tough for you and your family. You may have the best intentions now, but you are dealing with an illness that is cunning, baffling, and powerful. Those few beers you plan to have just to be sociable, are likely to evolve into a two-week drinking binge. Your moderate drug use is probably going to include sniffing cocaine in the toilet on Christmas morning when you should be opening presents with your kids. You won’t plan for any of this to happen, but it just will, because that’s how addiction works.
If you want this Christmas to be different, you need to do things differently. I’m not talking about making up some rules for restricting your alcohol or drug use, because that probably isn’t going to work. What you need to do is start changing your life so you no longer need to get high in order to cope. This is what we help you to do here at Hope Rehab Center.
Sobriety is the most wonderful Christmas present you could ever give to yourself. It is also the best gift you can give to your family. It’s what you deserve, and it’s what they deserve.
A Safe Haven over the Christmas Period
If you do expect to struggle over the festive season, you may be experiencing a type of increasing dread as we get nearer to this time. Addiction tends to involve a downward spiral, and this means just when you are sure things couldn’t get any worse, they somehow manage to do just that. You probably have some bad memories of past Christmases already, but this could easily be the worst one yet.
Christmas and New Year can be the most dangerous time of year for alcoholics and drug users because there are so many justifications for getting high – it can seem like everyone is doing it. The pressures and expectations of the season can mean we become stressed, so we feel an increased need to self-medicate. We can also get incredibly depressed at this time of year, and this just adds fuel to the fire.
If you want to avoid a miserable Christmas, you can come to us here at Hope Rehab Center. Imagine how much better you’ll feel to be doing positive things over the holidays instead of doing things you are going to later regret. Instead of the holiday season being about fear and remorse, you are going to experience hope and moments of serenity.
Give Your Loved One the Gift of Sobriety this Christmas
Is somebody you care about suffering due to an addiction? Do you think this person might consider going to rehab if you suggested it? Sometimes those who are dealing with the negative consequences of alcohol or drug abuse just need a bit of a shove in the right direction, and they will agree to get help.
Hope Rehab Center may be one suggestion that your loved one is willing to consider. Our facility offers a high level of comfort, and we are located in a beautiful part of Thailand. One of the reasons people can feel resistant to this type of help is they expect it to involve too much of a sacrifice. Our program is not only transformative, but it also includes lots of fun activities as well – there is no sacrifice involved.
Christmas in Thailand
The Christmas period is the best time of year to be in Thailand because the weather is perfect. The nights and mornings tend to be lovely and cool, and there is plenty of sunshine during the day.
Christmas isn’t a national holiday in Thailand, but it is celebrated in the tourist areas. If you have grown to dislike this time of year, it is easy to skip it completely while staying here. The Thai people celebrate New Year with fireworks – this is also a time of year to be out in nature, and most local people will visit a National Park or rural location on New Year’s Day.
A New You for 2015
How many New Year’s resolutions have you made where you promised to change? My guess is you were completely sincere about your transformation, just like I was when I made similar resolutions, so why didn’t it happen? The problem is that breaking free of addiction is an incredibly hard thing to do if you don’t have the right type of help. It isn’t lack of willpower that causes you to fail, but lack of support and resources. Here at Hope Rehab Center, we have everything you need to begin your transformation – it means your promise to change can be far more than just words.
Imagine this scenario – in early 2015, you leave Hope Rehab Center feeling confident about the future and free of alcohol or drugs. You will just have had a great Christmas with memories of trips to remote islands, days walking on the beach, and wonderful long chats with the new friends you made at rehab. Maybe, you’ll feel a bit sad about leaving Thailand, but you’ll also be full of optimism and excitement about the future. Doesn’t this sound better than your usual Christmas?
If you like the idea of a different type of Christmas and New Year, contact us now for more information.