1.The holidays can be a very depressing time, and if you have an addition or abuse drugs or alcohol then they can be even harder. The rate of overdoses and deaths during the holidays from drugs and alcohol go up considerably. If you spend this period receiving treatment you can lower the risks that you face.
2. Start your new year off the right way, clean and sober. New Years is a time for new beginnings and hope for the future. You may not experience these if you are still addicted and your life is spiraling further out of control.
3. Give your loved ones the gift of recovering. Your substance abuse does not just affect you, everyone you know and care about is also affected by your behavior and actions. If you finally accept treatment then the fact that you are not at any holiday celebrations will be a reason to rejoice, instead of a cause for sadness.
4. The holidays are a time for giving gifts, and you can give yourself the gift of a brighter future. If you have an addiction it will not go away without treatment. Sometimes the holidays may be enough of a reason to go into rehab, so that you can get your life back on track again.
5. Do not waste another year of your life. Substance abuse is a destructive habit that will not end until you seek treatment. Get the help you need during the holidays so that your family members and friends can also be thankful and feel peace.