Head Up the Road To Orlando
Orlando is always one of the best destinations for seasonal entertainment centered around Halloween. While things might look a little different for Halloween 2020, there are still options at the theme parks and pop-up locations.
Hold Your Own Sober Halloween Party
You can still “party” while you’re in recovery, just make it on your own terms. For example, why not host a sober and safe socially-distanced Halloween party of your own? You can wear costumes, have themed mocktails, carve pumpkins and enjoy sober socializing outside. Depending on your situation, you could make it an adults-only party or maybe a family party for everyone.
Feel Like a Kid Again
As children, we often found something magical, if not a bit creepy, in the experience of Halloween. In a child’s eyes, the night feels like being transported into a world of their imagination. Carve pumpkins, host a spooky scavenger hunt or visit houses of people you trust for a safe and sober night of trick-or-treating. Whether it’s your own children, nieces and nephews or perhaps your friends’ kids, see Halloween from a different perspective this year.
Reach Out For Support
Halloween isn’t the only holiday that can be tough when you’re in recovery. The best thing you can do for yourself is to rely on your support system right now. Whoever your support people may be, talk to them openly and honestly about sober activities that can keep you on track and an exit strategy if needed.
If you feel your relationship with alcohol or drugs stops you from living a full life, The Recovery Village at Baptist Health is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about addiction recovery and begin your journey to a life free from substances.
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