Valentine’s Day celebrates love in all forms. in order to honor your commitment to sobriety and clean living, you may have to make changes to how you celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Doing what’s right for you is a form of self-love, and you need to be able to love yourself before you can love and care for someone else properly. We know that this can be a difficult holiday if you’re alone. However, our doors are always open at Fresh Start Recovery Center. So, contact us if you’re ready to invest in your future through alcohol addiction treatment.
Alcohol Abuse and Valentine’s Day
When you drink, you may feel that alcohol melts your problems away. However, it’s better at dissolving relationships than problems. Perhaps Valentine’s Day triggers memories of abuse or loss. It might be tempting to pour yourself a drink on this holiday. In order to change your life, you might have to start with a new outlook.
Maybe you’ve spent too many Valentine’s Days alone or under the influence of alcoholism. Let the past stay in the past and start by repairing your self-image. Then, you can celebrate sobriety and take the first steps towards understanding the true concept of love — which starts with respecting your own mind and body.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment
If you are struggling with alcohol abuse, whether on this holiday or not, enroll in an alcohol rehab program. During the rehab admissions process, you create a personalized treatment plan to address alcohol abuse and any other co-occurring disorders, such as prescription drug abuse or mental health issues.
Working together, you and our team of licensed therapists use many different approaches to get to the bottom of your addiction. You will also master coping skills to prevent future drug and alcohol misuse.
Some of our programs include:
- Recreational therapy
- Expressive therapy
- Trauma-focused treatment
- Group and individual therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
We also offer a dual diagnosis program to help those who are struggling with mental health issues alongside substance abuse.
What Valentine’s Day Can Look Like After Alcohol Rehab
When you live a life free of the haze of alcoholism, your relationships deepen and you can more fully commit to being kind to yourself, family members, friends, and, eventually, a significant other.
If you are fortunate enough to have family members that have supported you throughout the recovery journey, it may make sense to celebrate the day of love with them. The same holds true of significant others that have held your hand through detox and recovery and promised to help you remain accountable to your health and sobriety.
Instead of champagne toasts or a night on the town that might compromise your commitment to sober living, plan a quieter affair that lets you spend quality time with those you love. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas that help you avoid triggers and relapse while having an amazing time.
Movie and Dinner
Whether you invite your significant other, parents, siblings, friends, or others who have gotten you through the rough times, this is a great romantic or platonic way to spend Valentine’s Day.
Picnic or Daytime Celebration
You don’t have to follow the rules of what to do on Valentine’s Day. Avoid crowded restaurants and giggly couples by spending time outdoors. Go to the zoo with a friend or by yourself, run in a Valentine’s Day 5K for a great charity, or visit a museum with your friend. You will have a great time and, best of all, you can avoid all the busyness of nighttime drinking and crowds.
Contact Fresh Start Recovery Center Today
We love to partner with clients who have made the tough decision to fight through alcoholism and return to a life of sobriety and meaning. Contact us at 833.625.0398 today to speak with one of our rehab admissions specialists about how to begin your journey with us.