3 Tips for a Sober Valentine’s Day
Spending Valentine’s Day in Recovery
Valentine’s Day is arguably one of the most romantic days of the year. However, it could be scary for someone new to the world of sobriety and maybe going out on a date for Valentine’s Day with someone new. At Muse Treatment Center, we believe it’s essential to provide you with an abundance of resources, including tips for a sober Valentine’s Day to help maintain your sobriety. Here are three tips that you should keep in mind when it comes to keeping your sobriety intact on Valentine’s Day:
Talk to Your Date Ahead of Time
It may be difficult for you to talk to other people about your addiction recovery process, especially if this person is relatively new in your life. However, if you feel comfortable, you can opt to speak to your date ahead of time about your treatment. This process can help both of you feel more comfortable selecting where you are going to go for your date, avoid bad influences, and help you have more fun overall.
Avoid Alcohol Cravings
Avoiding alcohol cravings is critical when it comes to maintaining your sobriety on Valentine’s Day. A good rule of thumb is to set up a support system for yourself. For instance, you may want to plan to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting either before or after your date. This will give you the peace of mind of knowing that you will hear and feel the support you need if you feel as though you’re going to be tempted while you’re out on a date. Also, set yourself with a few sober friends that you can reach out to during your date if you feel you may be tempted to do something that you will regret.
Sober Valentine’s Day Activities
Planning to enjoy sober activities on Valentine’s Day is the best thing you can do during your date. There are plenty of fun things that you can do. Going out bowling, going for dinner at a restaurant that doesn’t serve alcohol, or even going for a picnic are all wonderful options that will not jeopardize your sobriety. It would help if you tried to plan so you have an idea of the available options and don’t feel as though you’re forced to pick from one option or another.
What to Do If You Relapse
One of the most important tips for a sober Valentine’s Day involves remembering that there is always the possibility that you could relapse at any point in your life. There will always be temptation around you, not only on Valentine’s Day. If you give in to that temptation and slip back into addiction, there is still help available to you. We encourage you to reach out to our treatment team right away to help you regain your sobriety and provide you with the support you need at this point.
Sober Living Recovery Resources at Muse Treatment Center
At Muse Treatment Center, our focus is on providing our clients with the resources they need to maintain their sobriety for the rest of their lives. Regardless of where you are in your understanding of addiction or whether you have attempted treatment programs in the past, you can rest assured that our team of caring addiction experts will be there for you and with you every step of the way. For more information about the sober living options we have at Muse Treatment Center or for more tips for a sober Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to get in touch with us today at (800) 426-1818.