Christmas is commonly thought of as a season of merriment. But, for someone dealing with an addiction, it can be a challenging time. It can serve as a reminder of how their actions have impacted both their home and work life over the past year. The normalisation of over-indulging in food, alcohol and shopping can also lead to their addictive behaviours worsening.
If you are looking to attend rehab over the Christmas period and complete an Addiction Treatment Programme, or want information on behalf of someone else, Life Works will be open as usual and their team will be supporting those wanting to start their recovery over the festive season.
Christmas within Life Work’s Addiction Treatment Programme
At Life Works, everyone has worked together to create a good balance between feeling festive and focusing people on their recovery.
The Addiction Treatment Programme will be running as usual. The schedule will continue with detoxification (if needed), individual and group therapy sessions, seminars and workshops as well as individual study time. Access to 12-step support groups will still also be available over the festive season.
On Christmas Day, the atmosphere is typically very relaxed and will feel like a weekend. The team provide a Christmas dinner, and small gifts are handed out. Like any other day, daily group affirmations take place and people continue with their step work.
Attending Life Works Rehab at Christmas
If you are considering attending the Addiction Treatment Programme at Life Works over the festive period, or would like to enquire for a family member or friend, you can call us on 01483 745 066 for more information, or enquire online here.
Life Works offer a free addiction assessment where a member of the team will talk to you about your addiction and the circumstances around it to find out more. You and your family will also be offered the opportunity to ask any questions and take a look around the clinic. You can find out more here.
This blog was reviewed by Steve Clarke (FdSc Integrative Counselling, MSc in Addictions Psychology and Counselling, Master Practitioner for Eating Disorders – National Centre for Eating Disorders, accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)), Hospital Director and Psychotherapist at Life Works.