The Face The Music family wants to extend its best wishes for a happy, helpful and hopeful holiday season to all. As many people come together with their families and those close to them, we wanted to reach out to our chosen family and communicate how grateful we are for opportunities we’ve been given to impact so many lives for the better.
While the holidays are meant to represent the best in life: fun, food, family, etc., they can also bring about added stress, anxiety and painful memories of the things we’ve lost—this is particularly true for those in recovery. These negative factors can, and often do, trigger vulnerability to relapse. Loneliness finds a way to creep in during this season, especially for those spending time away from family, friends, and other support systems. It’s important to have a plan in place to deal with these issues during the holiday season.
As tough as the holidays can be, however, they can also be a time where those in recovery can enjoy and appreciate being present and creating new memories with their families and loved ones. There’s a certain pride and feeling of wholesomeness that comes with knowing that your family can depend on you and in being able to give back to them.
In a season that focuses heavily on gift-giving, Face the Music Foundation is honored to be able to share our love with you and to have the privilege of giving the gift of recovery. If you’re unsure about whether you’ll be able to make it through the holiday season without a relapse, don’t be afraid of checking yourself into rehab. Living a clean and sober life is a gift not only for yourself, but for everyone in your life as well. If you or a loved one needs help this holiday season, lean on your loved ones and support system to get help. Happy Holidays from Face the Music Foundation.