This month is Alcohol Awareness Month. Each year, Alcohol Awareness Month gives people the opportunity to focus on the impacts of alcohol in our lives. Now is the perfect time to talk with loved ones about the effects of alcohol and help yourself and those you love stay sober. Whether you’re in recovery or considering getting help for alcohol abuse, this is the time to talk to loved ones about sobriety. Here are some tips for staying sober this month and into the year.
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Tips for Staying Sober During Alcohol Awareness Month
For those living with alcohol addiction, staying sober is a daily goal. During Alcohol Awareness Month, some may feel more seen and supported. Others may find a constant reminder of their history with alcohol. Regardless of how you and your loved ones view sobriety, this month is the perfect time to take stock, set sober goals, and raise awareness to reduce alcohol abuse stigmas among women. Here are three ways to promote sobriety for yourself and your loved ones.
- Throw a sober celebration. Whether you’ve been sober a few weeks or years, take this month to raise awareness through a sober celebration. Hosting a gathering allows you the control to ensure the party stays sober and helps loved ones connect without alcohol.
- Commit to a new hobby. Whether you’ve always dreamed of running a 10k or writing a novel, use this month to set small manageable goals towards a skill or achievement. Creative and physical activities can be one of the most rewarding ways to stay sober.
- Avoid triggers. Avoiding triggering people, places, and situations can help you or your loved one manage sobriety. This month, don’t just avoid triggers. Find something you care about to replace them. Find a new local hangout or a new activity to replace triggers consciously. This can help the brain create new healthy neural pathways.
These are only a few ways to focus on sobriety this month. The critical thing to remember is that staying sober is a marathon, not a sprint. So take your time and discover new ways to enjoy sober life by yourself and with loved ones.
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If you or a woman in your life is ready to get sober and stay sober, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® can help. At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, our long-term recovery programs provide women the sanctuary and peace of mind they need to heal from alcohol addiction, unprocessed trauma, and co-occurring disorders in scenic Asheville, North Carolina. With a continuum of care, women at The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® receive individualized, holistic treatment for long-term recovery. Our programs include:
- Trauma therapy
- EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Experiential therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Group therapy program
- Individual therapy program
The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® is dedicated to helping women heal together. Our combination of extended care and alternative therapy programs can help you or a woman you love find the sanctuary she needs for long-term recovery.
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Alcohol addiction is one of the most common substance use disorders in the United States today. If you or a woman you love is ready to learn about our alcohol addiction treatment program, call The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® now at 855.773.0614 to learn more and get started today.