Even when you become more willing to consider rehab help for your addiction problems, there can still be a temptation to delay. We are now approaching Christmas, and you may assume that it is best to wait until January until things quieten down. The problem is that by delaying, you are taking a huge risk, and it is actually better if you are in rehab at this time of year.
Christmas is a time when overindulgence becomes socially acceptable. Even people who don’t normally drink alcohol may exception during the holiday season. Christmas is a time for parties and social gatherings, and this can mean plenty of extra opportunties to get drunk or high. If you are struggling with an addiction, Christmas can be the most dangerous time of year.
There is usually a significant increase in the number of people seeking addiction help in January. This happens becase many of these individuals have hit rock bottom over the Christmas period. These are actually the lucky ones because there is always a high number of substance abusers who die from alcohol poisoning, drug overdoses, accidents, and drug-related crimes over the holiday period.
Putting off rehab until after Christmas means taking a huge risk because there is no guarentee that you will survive it. There is also the danger that you will lose your motivation to change once the New Year comes.
Do You Need Anohter Remorseful Christmas?
How many times have you promised to ‘take it easy’, yet you still ended up ruining Christmas for yourself and other people? It isn’t that you are doing this deliberately – addiction is a disease, and so long as you are under its spell, you are going to keep on making promises you can’t keep. Waking up on Christmas morning full of remorse is something you can avoid this year by going to rehab.
Christmas is the Best Time to Go to Rehab
Choosing to stay in rehab means giving yourself the best Christmas gift ever – it can also be the best Christmas present you can give to your family as well. Most inpatient programs will have Christmassy activities, so you shouldn’t feel left out of the merriment.
Isn’t it going to be wonderful to wake up on Christmas morning with no regrets and the knowledge that you are doing something constructive to improve your future? Isn’t that the type of Christmas you deserve?