4 Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays
Mocktail Cocktails Can Help You Maintain Your Sobriety
When you’re new to your sobriety, you may find it challenging to maintain your sobriety around the holidays. In a professional setting, you may be expected to attend different holiday parties where alcohol would be readily available. Even in a private setting, there are several holiday events that may feature alcohol. Mocktail cocktails can help you to avoid temptation and maintain your sobriety. These mocktails are made without alcohol so you can enjoy fun and festive drinks without all of the guilt or frustration that comes along with drinking alcohol. It’s also important to remember that there are several steps that you can take leading up to the holidays to ensure that your sobriety remains intact such as:
- Make an exit strategy
You may go to some of these parties with the best intentions to maintain your sobriety, however, once you get into that type of situation, you may find that it’s difficult to do so. Therefore, one of the best things that you can do is to have an exit strategy in place if needed. Remember, not every person at the get-together needs to know that you’re focused on maintaining your sobriety so sometimes explaining less is more unless you feel comfortable having this conversation with other people.
- Attend the party with a sober friend or family member
If you feel uncomfortable going to an event by yourself, there is no harm in inviting a sober friend or family member to go to the event with you. It’s understandable that you may feel an uncomfortable feeling as though you are the only person that is not drinking at a party. Therefore, having someone that you can depend on to keep you focused on your goals and pull you out of a potential issue is something that can be incredibly beneficial.
- Plan to go to an AA meeting One of the great things about an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is the fact that they take place seven days a week, nearly every hour around the world. Regardless of whether it’s 2 AM or it’s early afternoon, there are plenty of resources that are available to you that would make it easy for you to attend a meeting. Attending an AA meeting is something that you can do both before and after the time that you attend a holiday event. It’s definitely a pattern that you should fall into following the time that you’re in treatment so that you can continue to maintain a healthy frame of mind when it comes to your recovery.
4 Delicious Mocktail Cocktails for the Holidays
There are several different types of mocktail cocktails and mocktail recipes that you can try, not only around the holiday season but throughout the year. If you would like inspiration when it comes to mocktail options, here are a few of the delicious recipes that you can test:
- Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Cocktail
Is there anything better than sitting around a campfire on a cold winter night? This is a favorite pastime of many friends and family members. If you’re looking for a mocktail that will remind you of fun campfire nights, these mocktails will definitely hit the spot. Instead of vodka, add an extra shot of espresso and marshmallow fluff, and sit back and enjoy!
- Grinch Punch
Are you a fan of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”? If the answer is yes, then you are sure to enjoy Grinch Punch. This green drink is a great option for the younger members of the party or your family. You can opt to serve this drink either two sizes too small (the same as the Grinch’s heart) or you can serve it in larger sizes.
- Crimson Christmas Punch
If you’re looking for a sweet treat for Christmas, Crimson Christmas Punch is the perfect and easy option. Simply combine raspberry sherbert, ginger ale, and a few different types of juices and serve over ice.
- Iced Mint Protein Mocha
Are you focused on your health and nutrition during the time that you’re adjusting back into life as a sober individual? An iced mint protein mocha may be the perfect option for you. This process can help you to maintain your sobriety and provide you with the protein burst that you need.
What You Should Do if You Relapse During the Holidays
Unfortunately, there is always the possibility that a person can relapse, especially during the holidays. Sadly, when a person relapses, they tend to feel the impact of addiction more than during their initial struggle with addiction. There are several steps that you can take if you find yourself in a situation where you have relapsed such as:
- Be honest
Something that many people don’t realize is that when a person falls back into the cycle of addiction, they often relapse to a worse degree than their original substance abuse issue. Therefore, it’s essential that you are completely honest with the extent of your relapse. The only way that anyone will be able to help you is if you openly and honestly admit what has happened and renew your commitment to working through your substance abuse issues.
- Reach out for help right away
To avoid falling further into addiction, it’s critical that you reach out for help right away. Our treatment team is available around the clock to provide you with the immediate help and care that you need when it comes to substance abuse. While it’s true that this may feel uncomfortable, this initial call is one that could be potentially life-changing.
Although you may have gone through a treatment program in the past, it may be recommended that you begin your recovery program from the beginning. This would entail working through a detox program depending on the severity of your relapse. Detox, on average, lasts approximately seven days with the worst of your withdrawal symptoms manifesting within the first 72 hours from the last time that you consumed your substance of choice.
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Following detox, you should plan to commit to an inpatient or an outpatient treatment program. Our team can help you to determine which option would be the best fit for you. An inpatient program can help you to focus on changing the environment around you while you commit to a substance abuse treatment program and your new sobriety. You will have unlimited access to your treatment team and also be able to interact with other people who are working through their own treatment program. An outpatient program, on the other hand, offers more flexibility which means that you can continue going to work or school while still getting the help and the care that you need when it comes to your addiction issues.
Turn to Resurgence for Support During the Holiday Season
At Resurgence Behavioral Health, our focus is on providing you with the additional support that you may need during the holiday season. We understand how hard you have worked to establish your sobriety. Therefore, our team always goes the extra mile to ensure that you have the support that is needed to keep that sobriety. If you find yourself struggling with substance abuse issues, we recommend that you reach out to our recovery team as soon as possible.