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6 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Holidays to Get Sober

When is the Right Time to Get Sober?

The holiday season is an eventful time filled with celebrations and holiday parties. If you are dealing with alcohol or drug addiction and are ready to get help, you may be struggling with the idea of missing out on the fun during the holiday season. Or it may be a difficult time for you, and you feel you need drugs and alcohol to cope with negative feelings of depression or anxiety. Although these feel like reasons to wait until after the holidays to go to drug rehab, there are more reasons not to wait, and waiting to seek treatment could be detrimental in the long run.

The right time for getting sober is now. Drug and alcohol addiction is a progressive disease, and it will only get worse the longer you wait. Getting substance abuse treatment as soon as possible will better your chances of successful addiction recovery. When you stop doing drugs or drinking alcohol, you open the door for an array of other positive lifestyle choices, such as eating better and sleeping through the night. Your entire lookout on life will shift and you will feel better in time for the holidays.

Contact The Detox Center of Los Angeles today at (888) 346-4350 to learn how to access our addiction treatment programs.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Go to Rehab After the Holidays

  1. Your Addiction Could Get Worse

Drug and alcohol addiction is a progressive illness and waiting could mean your symptoms get worse. Waiting months to get addiction treatment could also make it harder to go through recovery. Your treatment program may be longer or more intensive, meaning you may only need outpatient treatment right now but if you wait until after the holidays, you may need inpatient treatment.

  1. Waiting Could Lead to a Serious Problem

Substance abuse spikes during the holidays and it also causes risk-taking behavior. Continuing down the path of alcohol and drug abuse could cause you to run into legal problems or have an accident that could cause bodily harm or even death.

  1. Can Actually Enjoy the Holidays and Remember Them

Getting drug and alcohol addiction help now will allow you to enjoy being sober during the holidays without the haze and spend quality time with loved ones. Your family will also appreciate you being truly present.

  1. Getting Help Now Could Improve Your Mental Health

Many drug rehab centers include dual diagnosis treatment which aims to treat co-occurring disorders like anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Addiction treatment can also treat underlying issues which may be causing your alcohol and drug abuse and is exacerbated during the holidays. By treating these issues now, you won’t feel like you need drugs and alcohol to get through the holidays.

  1. You Could Repair Relationships Now in Time for the Holidays

Addiction treatment can help you repair relationships with loved ones that may have been strained from your drug addiction habits through family programs, which can prevent missing out on one more holiday with them.

  1. Reduce Holiday Stress

When you commit to a residential inpatient rehab, it will be like a vacation as well. Addiction recovery treatment is hard work, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. However, you also will be taking a break from life’s stressors and triggers that may have contributed to your substance abuse. Luxury rehab centers can even have a resort-like environment and you will leave drug rehab feeling healthy and rejuvenated.


Get Help Today at TDCLA

Our medical detox and residential inpatient programs at The Detox Center in LA can help you achieve sobriety before the holiday season. Treatment plans are personalized to each client with specialized therapies, evidence-based specific treatments, and holistic treatment. Intensive addiction treatments like at TDCLA can help you get sober quickly and provide you with the tools and skills for staying sober through aftercare planning.

If you would like more information about our treatment program or if you would like us to verify your insurance, please contact us today.


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What happens in addiction

Effective addiction treatment programs are tailored to each individual. Because of this, it will be a different experience for everyone. However, it generally involves a combination of detoxification, group and individual therapy, educational presentations, and aftercare planning in order to ensure long-term recovery. Upon arrival at The Detox Center of L.A., you can expect our professionally trained staff to create an individualized treatment plan based on your needs and treatment goals.