Labor Day of 2018 has come and gone, kicking off the fall flurry of seasonal holidays. Holiday celebrations are a welcomed opportunity to take days off from work, set up a vacation, and spend the time to have fun outside of normal responsibilities. For millions of people around the country, holidays mean a time to imbibe and imbibe a lot. Binge drinking and abusive drinking is extremely common during the holiday season. Indulging in alcoholic libations has become part of holiday traditions, as has the need to get drunk. Some people drink to celebrate. Some people drink to cope. Either way, when the holiday season comes around, those who are in recovery from alcoholism may start to feel the pressure of anticipating being around alcohol, drinking, and alcohol abuse. Simple, routine tasks like getting to the airport, getting on a plane, and making it home could be the catalyst of stress which encourages a relapse.

Relapse is a process, a singular event, and a choice all at once. Though stress during the holidays is high, the stress doesn’t grow arms or legs and suddenly have the ability to physically force someone to pick up a drink and take it. However, when all of someone’s positive coping mechanisms are suddenly gone and stress is high, the brain which has been programmed by alcoholism resorts to the most familiar coping mechanism: abusing alcohol. It is a bit of a catch-22. At once, someone with alcoholism is vulnerable to relapse during the stress and temptations of the holiday. Simultaneously, they are always in control of their choice in not picking up a drink no matter what is going on.

Still, the pressure need not be so severe that someone in recovery from alcoholism feels that they are alone, deficient, or failing in their recovery because they are experiencing cravings. Many of us can use a little extra support during the holiday season, which is why Hired Power provides services like Safe Passage Transport to ensure your loved one gets home safe and sober for holiday celebrations. One of our certified recovery professionals assists your loved one with everything they need to make their transport happen safely. Our staff coordinates flights, getting to the airport, and any mishaps which are common to happen along the way. Knowledgeable and experienced in recovery, our staff are the best fit for supporting sobriety and managing cravings or difficult moments when they arise.

Hired Power offers recovery services designed to make your family’s journey through the recovery process as seamless as possible. Our dynamic team of experienced recovery professionals strive to bring their personal passion and professional expertise to your every need and concern. Ultimately, our goal is to help you bring recovery home and focus on where healing matters most: family. For information on our services, call us today: 714-559-3919

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