Addiction recovery is a life-long process, and even after treatment, you face challenges. The holidays, in particular, are often filled with situations that cause holiday stress and can put your recovery at risk. At Beaches Recovery, our mindfulness-based relapse prevention program can help you learn the coping skills you need to face the challenges brought about by the holidays.\r\nCommon Causes of Holiday Stress\r\nWhile you might be looking forward to the holidays, the same situations that bring joy can also produce anxiety and stress. Family reunions and gatherings with friends often involve intense emotions. Additionally, in many of the gatherings you attend, alcohol might be served. This might also raise memories of similar events related to alcohol and drug use. Finances might be strained with additional expenses for gift-giving and travel. Travel itself can throw off the routines you depend on to keep sober. The season might prove stressful because it is so busy, and you might find yourself falling back into unhealthy habits. Lack of sleep, eating unhealthily and coping with a rush of feelings might all create anxiety.\r\nPreventing Relapse During the Holidays\r\nHowever, holiday stress does not have to derail your recovery journey. Having a plan on how to deal with the holiday season challenges is the first step to staying sober. This plan should include a strong connection to your recovery community, through conversations with your sponsor or with your therapist. You might also attend support meetings, particularly before and after events where you know alcohol and drugs might be available. Your attitude about the holiday season can also help you cope with stress. Try to keep your mind open and positive. Another way to deal with stress is to use the holiday season to volunteer to help others.\r\n\r\nAt Beaches Recovery, you can also learn to cope with holiday stress through our mindful therapy treatment program. Through this program, you can participate in a range of therapeutic practices, including yoga, tai chi, mindfulness and skills training. You also learn how to handle negative emotions and cravings, which often play a role in relapse, and which can surface during the holiday season.\r\nOther Treatment Services to Help with Recovery\r\nOur staff designs your personalized treatment to help you return to normal life with the skills necessary to confront tough situations, such as the holiday stress season. At Beaches Recovery, we use a variety of evidence-based practice\u00a0to treat and prepare you, including:\r\n\r\n \tDual diagnosis treatment\r\n \tIndividual therapy\r\n \tGroup therapy\r\n \tFamily therapy\r\n \tMood disorders treatment\r\n\r\nAddiction doesn\u2019t have to be stronger than your will and desires. You can fight your addiction and the holiday stress that often jeopardizes your hard-won sobriety by seeking the support provided by our compassionate medical professionals. Call Beaches Recovery today at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a> and find the support you need.