New Years Resolution: Lose the Addiction
The start to a new year can be a refreshing opportunity to set some new goals for yourself. Many people celebrate the ‘dropping of the ball’ for New Years by partying, but for a drug or alcohol addict the new year should be viewed as a chance to start a fresh lifestyle—instead of just using new years as just another reason to party and binge on drugs and alcohol. This doesn’t necessary mean that recovering addicts need to just sit at home by themselves on New Years—it just means that New Years is a brand new opportunity to practice the habits and coping mechanisms in real world situations. Recovering addicts should feel free to go to holiday parties with friends and family, but they should also be mentally prepared to face the inevitable potential access to alcohol or drugs. It should be during these occasions when the new plan or routine should come into effect.
For example if you’re just getting over a cigarette addiction and you’re at a party where friends often exit in groups to go outside for a quick smoke, be prepared to have an excuse ready for friends who know that you usually smoke. Also have an alternative habit to practice in place of smoking, like chewing a stick of gum for instance. It’s also important to have some kind of social support with you. Bring a close friend or family member that will be your guide and companion during smoke breaks. If you’re just by yourself, then peer pressure and personal cravings can get the best of you—but it’s less likely to relapse with a supporting friend with you. Social gatherings and work parties are very common in cities like Boston, Massachusetts (MA), so those struggling to overcome addiction should consult professional help if they are afraid of a potential relapse.
Seabrook House understands the unique nature of addiction and how each person has different reasons for abusing, and different stresses in life, and different medical histories. This is why the programs at Seabrook House are individually structured and designed to fit the needs of the patient as an individual. Detoxification, rehabilitation, and aftercare services are all provided by the professional treatment team at Seabrook House by using a complete holistic mind and body transformation. Boston, Massachusetts (MA) residents who are looking to lose their addiction should contact Seabrook House for help. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized drug rehabilitation and detoxification treatment center that has facilities located in Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), and New York (NY). Start your new year off on the right foot with a new addiction-free lifestyle obtained through the holistic therapies and aftercare plans of Seabrook House.