Give the Gift of Recovery to Your Parents This Year

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Give the Gift of Recovery to Your Parents This Year

By Lakeview Health
Lakeview Health
Published: December 10, 2020

The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family members you might not see during the rest of the year, especially your parents. Your parents are the ones who brought you into this world and care for you no matter what you are going through in life. However, for those struggling with alcohol or substance abuse disorder, visiting parents during the holidays may be an embarrassing or painful experience. 

This year, instead of giving material gifts that will eventually become broken or discarded, why not give the gift of your recovery to your parents? Imagine how happy they’ll be to see the person they love, instead of the person altered by drugs or alcohol. Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, FL, is here to help. We want to give you hope by getting you started on the path to sobriety. 

What Is Recovery Actually Like?

Once you’ve decided to enter the recovery process at Lakeview Health, you’ve already taken the first step to give the gift of sobriety to your parents, as well as yourself. The process of recovery includes:

  • Check-in – Our caring staff will check you in by completing intake interviews and comprehensive health examinations.
  • Detox – After the initial assessment, you’ll go through the detoxification process. Detox is the process of removing drugs or alcohol from your body after prolonged abuse. 
  • Therapy – There are a wide variety of types of treatment. At Lakeview Health, we tailor every therapeutic plan to the needs of the individual. You may be enrolled in individual, group, or family therapy, or some combination of the three types, depending on your requirements. 
  • Aftercare – Once you have completed your recovery program, your job is maintaining your sobriety. We will help you plan how you will continue your recovery plan as you transition back into your daily life.

What Are the Benefits of Completing a Recovery Program?

Not only will you be giving your parents the gift of your commitment to sobriety, but you will also enjoy many benefits as well. Some but not all of these benefits include:

  • Improved physical health – For those struggling with addiction, there is usually a decline in physical fitness. Keeping a sound body becomes less and less of a priority. One of the best results from completing a recovery program is enhanced physical well-being. Activities like working out or playing organized sports positively affect your mood and overall health.
  • Joining our family – This holiday season can be especially isolating for those fighting substance or alcohol abuse disorders. You may be missing out on spending time with your biological family because of pandemic travel restrictions. As such, this would be a perfect opportunity to enroll in a residential treatment facility for addiction recovery. You may not be able to see your family, so become a part of ours this holiday season.
  • Strengthened relationships with friends and family – For those who can see friends and family this holiday season, completing an addiction recovery program often helps people reconnect with those who love them. Plus, if you can attend events with friends or family this holiday season after completing treatment, you are giving the gift of a happy and sober person to all of the people you care about.
  • Increased spirituality – Spirituality is not a required component of your recovery plan. However, for those that choose to include spirituality, seeking a connection with a higher power or attending church services often reinforces the will to remain sober.

Contact Lakeview Health Today to Start Your Road to Recovery

If you would like to give parents the best gift possible this holiday season, the gift of your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out to the staff at Lakeview Health today by either calling us at 866.704.7692 or by completing our convenient and confidential online form for more information.