Preparing for Sobriety in the New Year

It’s hard to believe that 2023 is right around the corner!

For those of you that began your recovery journey in 2022, we are so proud of you! We understand that New Years Eve can be a challenging holiday for people in recovery, as there may be a greater temptation to use substances or engage in other unhealthy behaviors.

As we approach the new year, here are a few tips to help you ring in 2023 in a healthy way:

  • Plan ahead: It can be helpful to plan ahead and think about potential triggers or situations that may be difficult to manage. Consider planning for how to handle these situations if they arise and take active steps to stay away from your triggers.
  • Stay connected to support: Don’t forget to stay connected to a support network. This could be a recovery group, sponsor, or therapist. These individuals can provide a sense of support and accountability during this time of the year.
  • Take care of yourself: It’s important to prioritize self-care, especially during New Years. Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as exercise, meditation, or spending time with loved ones.
  • Set boundaries: It’s okay to set boundaries and say no to events or situations that may be triggering or overwhelming. It’s important to prioritize your own recovery and well-being. A boundary that we suggest setting is driving yourself to New Years festivities. Then you are in control of the situation and are able to leave if the environment isn’t healthy.
  • Seek help if needed: If you feel overwhelmed or like you’re struggling to manage your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. This could be through a recovery group, therapist, or other support systems.

About Spero Health

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse disorder, Spero Health offers local, affordable, and comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment. We integrate evidence-based physician services, counseling, and recovery support services to create a unique approach designed for each individual.

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