Staying sober during Easter can be very difficult for many because all the family members are around and most of them are probably going strong, whereas you have to stay sober. The Challenge is to continue being sober from drugs and alcohol, so you can have a great time with your family. Here are 5 ideas for sobriety challenges for Easter 2022!
Challenge #1 – Create new traditions
It’s that time of year again! The holidays are over and the New Year is here. However, many people are still struggling with their addiction to alcohol or drugs. Even though they may be able to get themselves into treatment, they still may not be able to stay sober during the holidays because of social pressures and other obligations. If you always used to get together with friends on Easter Sunday for a brunch followed by an afternoon of drinking, it’s time to make other plans. Plan an outdoor activity for the morning (such as a hike) and then go to a restaurant for lunch or make your own brunch at home if you’d prefer not to socialize. You can also host an Easter egg hunt at your house to keep kids occupied while you visit with other adults.
Challenge #2 – Don’t drink to relax
Make sure you have something to do over the Easter period so that you don’t have too much time to think about alcohol or drugs. Plan something fun like going to the movies or taking up a new hobby like learning how to knit or visit somewhere new.
Challenge #3 – Don’t make excuses
If you’re staying sober in recovery, you may be worried about what Easter will be like. After all, it’s a holiday that is often celebrated by drinking and going to parties. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holiday and stick with your sobriety. If you’re hosting and planning an Easter celebration that includes non-drinking guests, make sure you include some healthy options for them, too. You can even ask them to bring a dish or two of their own so they have something to look forward to eating.
Challenge #4 – Focus on the present
It’s not easy to stay sober at Easter. But with a little preparation and focus on the present, you can do it.
The best way to stay sober during Easter is to focus on the present. If you can’t handle your cravings, it’s time to seek professional help.
Sober living is a great way to remain sober over Easter. It also provides a positive environment so you can meet new people, fill your days with activities, and learn more about yourself.
Challenge #5 – Stay Sober With a Friend
Surround yourself with others who are supportive of your sobriety. This can help you avoid triggers that could cause a relapse. Instead of going out to a bar, you can go to a friend’s house and celebrate with others who are trying to stay sober as well.
The Easter season is always a popular time for get-togethers, parties and family meals. And while there’s nothing wrong with having a drink here or there, some people may be looking at joining an Easter Sobriety Challenge as a way to better incorporate sobriety into their lives in a fun, festive way. The Easter Sobriety Challenges are a great addition, keep up with yourself!
Halfway House Directory – Your partner in sobriety
We understand that during holidays it is difficult to maintain a sober lifestyle, and we’re here to help you through it. Halfway House Directory offers a directory where you can find halfway houses and sober living facilities in almost every area of the country. We are here to help you to remain sober during special occasions such as Easter and many others.
Every facility is different and offers different levels of care and support. There is no wrong decision to make when it comes to the recovery of a loved one, the only wrong decision is making no decision at all. Take the time to visit the facilities in your area, sit with the staff and check out the facilities. Make sure you are making the right decision for your loved one. Don’t wait until the next holiday rolls around. Get the help you need for a sober lifestyle today.