Are you worried about how you’ll enjoy a sober Halloween this year? It’s normal to feel that way after going through rehab. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun when everyone’s celebrating, right?
There are a lot of ways for you to enjoy Halloween celebrations while going home sober. Check out these options and see for yourself that Halloween is more fun when celebrated sober. If you’re considering getting addiction treatment, contact Summit Estate today at 800.701.6997.
Recreate Classic Halloween Activities
Upgrade your average trick-or-treat experience or costume party. When you go trick-or-treating with kids, accompany them with a scary band of adults.
If throwing a costume party is your forte, design your house around a specific theme. You can host entertaining activities where people can find fun even without alcohol. Initiate a scary dance battle in costumes. Just tell your visitors beforehand that you’re in prime relapse prevention mode to prevent any uncomfortable situations.
Revive Scary Movie Marathons
The tradition of watching marathons on Halloween night might be slowly becoming less scary. To upgrade the fun, you can go the extra mile. Design your living room or theater room as if you’re on the movie set. Gather with your favorite companions, cook some Halloween-inspired foods, and enjoy!
List Your Sober Halloween Goals
Plan ahead of time how you will stay sober. Make your list to promote relapse prevention. Basically, list fun activities that’ll help you avoid triggers. If you’re throwing a party, inform your guests ahead of time of your sober Halloween goals. If you’re attending the fun, hang out with your sober friends.
Design Your Own Haunted Theme
Scaring people in a haunted house is the essence of throwing a Halloween party. This practice is usually common among parties, and you’ve probably designed one before. But how scary was your haunted house? Design it better this time! Turn your haunted house into a scary photo booth and place a few cameras where you can laugh at everyone’s reaction.
Dance and Dress Up Sober
Don’t want to miss a Halloween party with your friends? Usually, people only go out, dress up, and dance when there’s alcohol involved. But remember, fun isn’t always in the alcohol. With the support of your sober friends, spending a sober Halloween is possible. So, go out, dress up, and dance the night away alcohol-free without worrying about hangovers.
Do it Your Own Sober Way
Sometimes, how we want to do things won’t align with the holidays. If you don’t feel like partying, watching a marathon, or hosting your own Halloween party, it’s okay to feel that way. A holiday doesn’t always have to be crowded and full of decorations. The same goes for sobriety, where having fun doesn’t always have to involve alcohol for a person to feel good. You can still laze around on your couch, cook your own meal, or have fun your way without drinking or using drugs.
Manage Triggers with Relapse Prevention
Coping with your environment after recovery can feel challenging. Several events and situations, like holidays and stress from work, can be potential triggers. So it’s vital to have a health professional to support your recovery outside rehab.
At Summit Estate Recovery Center, you can get the help you need to manage your relapse triggers. We offer recovery treatments with different payment options for your convenience. Such treatments include:
- Telehealth for digital assistance
- Continued care for supportive recovery
- Relapse prevention therapy
- Men’s intensive outpatient program
- Women’s intensive outpatient program
Achieve Sobriety at Summit Estate Recovery Center
So go ahead with your Halloween plans- either bring the fun to your house or go out to catch some fun. Just make sure it’s a healthy kind of fun where you can sleep sober and soundly. With the right relapse prevention plan, you can achieve sobriety. Contact Summit Estate Recovery Center at 800.701.6997 for more information on ways we can help.