Christmas Drug Rehab – Spending Christmas in Addiction Treatment

Maybe not all people in drug treatment during Christmas time are Christians, but many still celebrate Christmas in one way or another.  Spending Christmas in Drug Rehab can be very depressing, but it doesn’t have to be.  It’s just another day, and addiction treatment facilities do their best to make Christmas in drug rehab enjoyable, but they also strive to emphasize to their clients that it is just another day in treatment, another day they have to try and stay sober.  Many people in drug rehab during Christmas want to go home to their families, but we strongly recommend that they don’t.  Going back in to the family system is not advised.  It can be a strong trigger for alcoholics and addicts to return to their families during Christmas time.  We tell our clients to relax and remind them that if they miss one Christmas while they’re in drug rehab it’s not the end of the world.  There will be many Christmas’s after drug rehab.

Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

Paul Alexander is the founder and CEO of Northbound Treatment. He received his Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist training at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA, and was awarded Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2002. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law and Society, Summa Cum Laude, from University of California, Irvine, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. He believes wholeheartedly in transformational leadership, organizational health and effective, fully integrated substance use disorder treatment.

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