The holidays are the time of year when people become engaged in endless parties filled with alcohol. They usually feel obliged or pressured to attend office parties, friend gatherings, or annual family occasions, which can be stressful to people who abuse alcohol. Throughout the festive season, a person faces the test of overindulgence.. They might believe the only way to get through an event is to have a drink or just have one. Before they know it, one becomes too many to count. You get the picture!
Holiday Parties Can be Overwhelming
When people go to parties, they look forward to seeing friends, coworkers, or family. The dialogue flows, and so does the booze. Open bars make it easy to lose count of how many drinks they have had. Packs of friends or co-workers gravitate towards the bar, and many just stay there.
For some, parties or social gatherings can be met with fear. The pressure to mingle, network, or show up to the event can be overwhelming. The thought of not having a drink during a party can be nerve wracking. Alcohol is a great social lubricant, and in a crowded environment, dependence on alcohol can go unnoticed.
Drinking at social occasions is an accepted social norm. Drinking at parties, even too much, can be expected. The next day, people can suffer a hangover, swear they won’t do that again. Then, they go to next party event and repeat the same thing. This is the redundancy that earmarks someone with an alcohol use disorder.
Alcoholism Treatment During the Holidays
After a holiday party, have you ever had any doubts the next day? Have you experienced any of the following after drinking?
- Calling out sick for work
- Job performance problems
- An escalation in arguments
- Regretting things that happened while drinking
- Unable to handle family responsibilities
If you check off a few of these than getting alcohol addiction treatment may be right for you, especially during the holiday season. It is a brave step to take, but your future self will thank you. The decision to enter a rehab program is often difficult, but the right choices usually are. A treatment center that integrates proven therapeutic processes and cutting-edge treatment modalities is ideal.
Treatment is more than just stopping drinking. It teaches you the skills to stay stopped and find your best version of yourself. It is about treating the whole person. Working with a therapist who can tailor a treatment plan to a person’s needs is essential to a quality rehab experience. Integrating holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation or adventure therapy has shown to recalibrate and calm the mind, body, and spirit. A treatment center dedicated to the comfort, safety or privacy of their clients improves a person’s ability to succeed in their recovery.
About the Author
Matthew Koenig is the principal of Last Call Marketing, which devotes their efforts to Digital Marketing, Content Marketing, Website Design and SEO, primarily in healthcare and tourism concerns. Mr. Koenig is based out of South Florida. His sober date is June 10, 2013.