Getting Help Around the Holidays

Getting Help Around the Holidays

The holidays are almost here – and so are the added pressures that come with them. Unfortunately, the holidays can bring a lot of good times, and bad ones. I know that many people find it hard to make it through the season because of:

  • Family pressures
  • Financial stress
  • Colder or unpleasant weather like rain, snow, wind, etc.
  • Feelings of anxiety, depression, or loneliness

Even worse, it’s hard for those who are in recovery (or have been in recovery) to stay on top of their progress. Family and financial pressures are quick to float to the top of the discussion when talking about how hard the holidays can be. Yet, the weather is rarely brought up for those who are negatively effected by the colder weather.

If you didn’t know, there’s a very real type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — which begins and ends at or about the same times every year. SAD can be a silent trigger for some, relapsing during the colder months, as they are stuck inside, only venturing outside traveling to and from work.

origins behavioral healthcareWith the average temperature in Florida sitting around 70 degrees year round, Florida is a perfect place to start or continue your recovery. There are many drug rehab centers in Florida to choose from where you can seek recovery under sunny and warm skies.

If you are struggling with addiction as this holiday season comes around, please seek help and look into checking into rehab. What is rehab? Rehab, the common word when talking about rehabilitation centers, is a course of treatment for drug or alcohol dependence, typically at a residential facility.

What is good rehab? A place course of treatment that focuses not only the physical and mental aspects for drug or alcohol dependence, but also the emotional and spiritual needs as well. Without the emotional and spiritual components, recovery can often be short-lived, especially during the holidays. With the added holiday pressures, your recovery will be tested and tried.

With all of those factors in consideration, Florida is a great place to work on your recovery because of it’s sunny and warm weather year round.

Do you need help? Do you know someone who does?

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media.

53 thoughts on “Getting Help Around the Holidays”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Most addicts probably can’t afford the airfare, though? I have known a few in my life and they were flat broke by the time they were ready to get better.

  2. I don’t know anyone who is struggling like this right now- at least, I don’t think I do. I hope that everyone who needs help can get compassionate care they need to get past addiction.

  3. I didn’t know about that there are people who was struggled in this situation, I’m so thankful that there are helps from other people to take med in rehab.

  4. I find this time of year so hard, by February I am often a miss as I have to cope with SAD on top of my normal mental health issues.. I sometimes wish someone would just pop up and say hey I know it’s hard but we get it we’re with you and holding you up and just give me a huge hug.

  5. Thankfully no one I know is suffering from any addictions any more! I agree-the cold weather does affect people adversely and a week in Florida would do a lot of people a lot of good!

  6. It is great that their are facilities like this now days and that people can access them. Mental health issues are something that really need to be addressed in the US and treatment should be widely available to all.

  7. The holidays really are tough for a lot of people. I’m so thankful that I don’t personally know anyone, and I’m not in the position. It would be terrible, and I’m sure lots struggle.

  8. I am blessed enough not to need help, but I know a few people that could beneift from a place like this. I will make sure to pass this info along to them.

  9. I can never quite understand why people put so much pressure on themselves to spend like mad for the holidays. It’s all about restraint and learning to say NO to big business trying to get your money in the name of gift giving

  10. I agree Holidays comes with both good & bad and it depends on every one’s situation at that moment. Financial Stress is something which causes more pressure than anything else. When you have money, you can atleast plan something better.

  11. It’s so very sad. I personally have never known anyone with a drug addiction. But I do have friends who have been clean and out of rehab. I just wasn’t around yet when they were in. I can’t imagine. LifeAsLex

    1. Not everyone has. It’s more common than you think. You might have someone in your circle who always seems to get a little down in the winter months especially if there are weeks of little sun. Thank you for stopping by.

  12. i love that your post could really help someone. i find this depression to be very interesting. (i say that in the most caring way) i get pretty sad and mad when i am so cold which i know might sound silly, but it really affects me. the main reason we moved down south.

  13. Awwww makes me sad thinking about people struggling during the holidays….. I’ve known afew people with depression and afew addicts and it was heart breaking seeing them go threw the things they were

  14. I can completely relate to seasonal depression, I hate the winter 🙁 and am always so ready for spring by the time it rolls back around.

  15. I found out one of my previous co-workers had an addiction problem and was helped through rehab. it’s always important to pay attention to see the signs when someone needs help.

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