Halloween celebrations occur every year on Sunday, October 31, and, as is customary, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to celebrate. Halloween has evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes, and eating treats in more recent times. Although it’s a great time to make merry with a good drink and enjoy companionship with friends, it can be troublesome for people who are trying to live a sober lifestyle.
Even if the holiday might look a little different this year, you need to prepare. If you struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, trying to stay sober during Halloween can be a challenge. The holiday season is one of the most challenging times for people in recovery. Drinking and holiday celebrations often go hand-in-hand, whether it’s at home with your family or out with friends. Staying sober during the next few months might feel challenging, but it’s possible. With the help of an alumni program, such as the one we offer at Sunflower Wellness Retreat, it is possible to remain free of drugs and alcohol.
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we can help you achieve sobriety through a combination of proven treatments and recreational therapies. Contact us through our secure online form or call us at 855.730.8825 to learn more.
5 Simple Ways to Make Halloween Enjoyable
Knowing what the expectations are for this day, consider a few strategies to help maintain sobriety.
Host Your Own Halloween Party
You don’t have to enjoy Halloween alone. Make rules that will enable you to stay sober on Halloween. Keep the party small and invite friends from your recovery community for a night of sober fun.
Hold a Horror Movie Marathon with Friends
If you or your friends like horror movies, organize a horror movie marathon. To do so, ask everyone to bring their favorite horror movie, pop some popcorn, and settle in for an evening of frights.
Make or Bake Some Spooky Snacks
There are thousands of ideas online for spooky Halloween treats. Therefore, if you enjoy baking, whip up some fun Halloween-themed treats for your friends and family.
Ask a Sober Friend to Support You
If you’re invited to a party outside of your home, it’s a good idea to ask a sober friend to go with you. Having extra support while you’re out for the evening can make a massive difference.
Go with Your Beverage
Don’t forget to go with your beverage if you’re going out to a Halloween party. People are less likely to offer you a drink if you already have one in your hand.
You can have a lot of fun and make this holiday a meaningful one for you. Instead of thinking about what you may miss, look forward to new traditions and opportunities.
Seek Support from an Alumni Program
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat facility, we offer you and your loved ones a safe, peaceful, and serene environment where you can discover sobriety through our unique combination of proven treatments and recreational therapies.
Also, we will not leave you to forge ahead in recovery by yourself. Just like in rehab, you gain the appropriate level of support for your changing needs. The support from our alumni program can be invaluable in the early days of recovery. So, even when your going gets tough, you know where to turn to for ongoing guidance.
Alumni events and programs work well for people who complete a comprehensive rehab treatment program. Some of the treatments and therapies we offer at Sunflower Wellness Retreat include:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Mental health treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Trauma therapy
Accredited by the Joint Commission, our programs and services will help you build the healthy and fulfilling future you deserve. By taking advantage of our alumni program, you’re ensuring that you never have to go through recovery alone.
Get Started at Sunflower Wellness Retreat
Sunflower Wellness Retreat’s facility is located on 12 lush acres of the Kansas countryside, reinforcing our focus on providing treatment in a peaceful, safe, and serene environment. We proudly serve as the inpatient drug rehab of choice in the Midwest, providing our clients with a full suite of comprehensive addiction treatment services.
At Sunflower Wellness Retreat, we believe that change is possible. If you’re looking for a patient-centered rehab program that you can trust for your recovery process, we can help. Contact us online or call at 855.730.8825 to get started with your recovery journey today.