“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
The quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson aptly sums up the spirit of Thanksgiving Day, which should be that of expressing gratitude for everything and to everyone who helps us evolve. Thanksgiving becomes even more important for those in recovery because of two reasons. First, they get a chance to express their gratitude to all the people who helped them reach this far, from the shackles of addiction and misery. Secondly, regardless of the pomp and festivity, one must be careful enough to not get carried away with the flow and return to old habits just for the sake of the festival. It can be really hard to join friends and family over the dinner table and not participate in raising a toast. But with some planning and mindfulness, one can continue to maintain sobriety and remain joyful.
Here are some tools to maintain recovery during Thanksgiving Day:
Treating alcohol addiction the right way
Like everyone else, the person in recovery can also enjoy Thanksgiving Day, but his/her top priority should be to stay sober. This might appear to be a challenging task, but with prior planning, it can be achieved. But if the person feels tempted to have that glass of Old Monk, it is advisable to speak to an addiction treatment specialist at the earliest.
At Sovereign Health, we endeavor to treat patients with state-of-the-art facilities using an integrated approach for holistic recovery. Our multipronged diagnostic assessment and treatment modalities are the best for substance abuse treatment. To find out more about our alcohol addiction treatment centers spread across the U.S., call our 24/7 helpline or chat with one of our representatives to get more information about effective treatment programs for alcoholism.