If you suffer a relapse over the holidays, Love Life Wellness Center is here for you. Studies show that the longer a course of addiction treatment, the greater one’s chances of avoiding relapse and finding lasting freedom from addiction.
Our intensive outpatient program lets patients extend their treatment experience over the course of an additional 60 days. During this time, clients enjoy access to group and individual therapy, holistic services and community support and gradually over time transition to greater self-sufficiency in their journey towards a future free from addiction.
This step-down approach to recovery means clients begin outpatient rehab with a high level of programmatic support, structure and accountability (meaning three days a week of group and individual therapies, peer support groups, life skills training and mentorship and other scheduled activities). We are the bridge between residential treatment and having your life back and loving it.
The holidays are a joyous yet stressful time. Medical News Today offers these tips for battling holiday stress:
1. Limit spending
Money issues are one of the leading causes of holiday stress. Avoid overspending by setting a budget and keeping in mind what’s really important about the season.
2. Manage expectations
Be realistic about your expectations — don’t expect everythng to go perfectly. You can only do so much; don’t overextend yourself.
Trying to achieve too much can take its toll on your mind and body, so don’t hesitate to ask for help.
3. Avoid overindulging
It’s okay to have some treats, but don’t overdo it or your guilt might lead to other indulgences.
4. Go for a walk
Exercise is a great stress antidote. Take a walk around the block to stabilize your mood.
5. Have some fun
Watch a funny holiday movie or play a game with your family. Leave the dishes in the sink and enjoy everyone’s company instead. Organize fun activities to boost laughter and reduce stress. Find something that makes you laugh.
Reducing stress in healthy ways will help you avoid a holiday relapse.