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3 Ways to Celebrate a Sober Saint Patrick’s Day 

3 Ways to Celebrate a Sober St Patricks Day Resurgence Behavioral Health

Binge Drinking and Saint Patrick’s Day

A St Patrick’s day event is something that countless people look forward to every year for a variety of reasons. Whether you enjoy going to the St Patricks day parade or you focus on the true spirit of St. Patricks Day by focusing on the richness of Irish culture, this day is one that can truly provide a slew of fun and entertainment for any person. However, St. Patrick’s day is an event that is also commonly associated with drinking. If you have struggled with alcohol addiction, you may feel as though participating in any type of St. Patrick’s Day event could negatively impact your addiction recovery and lead you to the misuse of alcohol again. However, there are several steps that you can take to avoid excessive drinking or drinking in general so that you never put yourself at risk of falling back into that negative cycle. 

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The Real Meaning of Saint Patrick’s Day

Although many people just think that St Patrick’s day is another day to drink, the true spirit of St. Patrick’s Day is quite different. This year, instead of having drinks on St Patrick’s day, why not spend time learning more about the Irish heritage that is associated with this special day? St. Patrick’s Day was designed as a way to pay honor to St. Patrick who was an Irish Catholic bishop. His passion in life was on bringing as many people as he could to the Catholic faith. Although there are many legends about him, including that he drove a fair amount of snakes, which is the traditional sign of the devil, out of the country, he is remembered as being a holy man who evangelized his faith and was able to convert countless people to the Catholic faith. 

3 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Without Drinking

Although you may not be able to experience a traditional Irish St Patricks Day in the way that you did in years past, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy and celebrate March 17th a bit differently. Here are some ways that you can celebrate the holiday without giving in to the temptation of day drinks: 

Enjoy a Nonalcoholic St Patricks Day Party 

Just because it’s March 17th doesn’t mean that you have to give in to the temptation of having drinks on St Patrick’s day. One of the best things that you can do is to attend a nonalcoholic St Patricks Day party. Taking this step can help you to connect with a sober friend and enjoy the celebration of the richness and the true essence of this holiday. Don’t forget, you can enjoy the legacy of St Patrick’s Day by putting together your own nonalcoholic St Patrick’s Day party. If you do put together a nonalcoholic St. Patrick’s Day event, it’s important that you’re selective in who you invite to your party. 

Enjoy the Irish culture 

Taking the time to cook a traditional Irish dinner or listen to Irish music can help you to immerse yourself in the culture which is something that many people enjoy doing. On or around St. Patrick’s Day, there are usually several events throughout the country that gives you the opportunity to truly enjoy a celebration like this in a unique way. 

Enjoy a workout 

There is nothing better than working out when you feel as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Instead of drinking or putting yourself through the uncertainty that is often associated with a St. Patrick’s Day event, perhaps you would like to take the time to go for a run or a hike at one of the local outdoor venues. Sometimes, taking the time away from the hustle and bustle of what is going on around you is exactly what you need to refocus  

Concerned About Your Drinking?

Are you concerned about your drinking? Perhaps you have concerns about a friend or a family member? There are several ways to tell that you may have a drinking problem such as: 

You can’t stop drinking after just one drink 

A person that has an addiction to alcohol will find it impossible to stop drinking after just one drink. Instead, after that first drink, they will continuously want to keep drinking so that they can feel more of the influence from the alcohol. If you find that you cannot control your drinking once you start, it’s definitely time to reach out for more help. 

Your health has taken a turn for the worst 

Over time, your excessive drinking will catch up with you both physically and psychologically. Therefore, if you have noticed that you are struggling in certain aspects of your health, it’s imperative that you take these red flags seriously. When you commit to an addiction treatment program, you have the peace of mind of knowing that you will be surrounded by a team of addiction experts who will care for you in the way that you need. 

You’re struggling to maintain your relationships personally and professionally 

The people that you are closest to in your life will begin to see that you are struggling with something severe. Alcohol addiction impacts how you communicate and connect with people. Therefore, your friends and family members will begin to notice that something isn’t right. If you’re struggling to maintain your relationships with friends or family or you’re struggling to keep up with your work responsibilities, this may be a clear indication that you need to commit to an addiction recovery program as soon as possible. 

Alcohol Rehab at Resurgence

St Patricks Day does not have to be just another occasion for binge drinking. When you put the right support system in place, you can truly enjoy all of the sober fun of this special event. By changing the perception of this unique day and making the commitment to spend time to surround yourself with a sober friend or family member, you will feel more comfortable in maintaining your sobriety. However, if you are at a point where you’re ready to address your addiction treatment, you can rest assured that the Resurgence Behavioral Health team is here to help you. We have a perception and experience when it comes to addiction treatment that is second to none. 

Before you focus on developing your addiction treatment program, it’s possible that you may need to work through an alcohol detox program. On average, a detox program lasts approximately one week with the worst of your withdrawal symptoms manifesting during the first 72 hours of your time in treatment. The withdrawal symptoms that you experience could result in you being unable to properly care for yourself during this stretch of time which is why you should never attempt to go through the detox process alone. 

Once you complete detox, you will be able to better focus on the steps that you need to take to truly address your addiction. One of the most important decisions that you will need to make is whether you are going to commit to an inpatient treatment program or an outpatient treatment plan. You will notice that an inpatient treatment program is similar to detox in many ways. For example, during inpatient treatment, you will live in our treatment facility and enjoy the around-the-clock care of our treatment team. You will have a home away from home type of environment and the peace of mind of knowing that you’re exclusively focusing on yourself and your care. 

However, not every person is able to make this type of commitment. If you have work or school responsibilities, you may find it easier for you to manage an outpatient treatment program. Outpatient treatment programs such as intensive outpatient programs or general outpatient programs are much more flexible in the sense that they can give you the chance to see to your work or school responsibilities while still receiving the help and the care that you need when it comes to your recovery. If your schedule changes during the time that you’re in treatment, simply coordinate with our recovery team and we can help you to adjust your treatment plan. Remember, in order for your addiction treatment to be effective, it’s something that has to work for you and it has to be something that you feel comfortable with. 

Are you committed to staying sober? The Resurgence Behavioral Health team is here to help you. Whether you need help in dealing with triggers or you feel as though participating in a St Patrick may negatively impact your addiction recovery, you can rest assured that we will help you through this important process. When you’re ready to leave the misuse of alcohol in your past and celebrate the holiday in a new way, please get in touch with us today at (855) 458-0050. You don’t have to wait until March 17th to begin your addiction recovery journey. Spend time learning more about the addiction recovery options that we offer at our treatment facility by reaching out to our treatment team today. 

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