A Day at The Ranch: Holiday Edition
The festivities and celebrations at the end of a year can be a challenging time for all individuals. Especially those seeking treatment during the holidays for mental health challenges or addiction. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 24% of people diagnosed with mental health conditions find that the holidays make their symptoms “a lot” worse. Furthermore, another 40% report that the holidays make their condition “somewhat” worse. Everyday Health encourages people to think ahead and plan how to handle the triggers and temptations of the holiday season. And we encourage you to do the same.
The holiday season may feel like the worst time to enroll in a residential treatment center. However, this is a time when individuals can be experiencing a range of emotions, triggers and temptations. Having the correct support systems in place is key to getting through challenging times.
It’s all about perspective. As mentioned above, the holidays, at first, may not seem like the ideal time to enroll in a treatment program. However, this can actually be a highly beneficial time to enter treatment. It gives individuals the opportunity for a fresh start in the new year and the chance to look forward to better holidays in the future.
What to expect in treatment during the holidays
While being in a residential treatment center or program during the holidays may seem miserable (and like a lot of hard work) it is not lacking in celebrations and festivities. It is a great time to set goals, celebrate achievements and feel motivated to meet other important milestones. All while being in a safe and supportive environment.
Treatment During the Holidays at The Ranch
During an individual’s time in a treatment program, the focus usually involves group or individual sessions and meetings with doctors and support staff. Maintaining a routine is key in the path to recovery. Staff will specifically focus on achievements, goals and building motivation to reach those goals.
However, treatment during the holidays offers activities to individuals to help get in the holiday spirit. Depending on the program, activities may include art sessions, decorating, movie nights, game nights and more. On a case-by-case basis, the program may include family members in the on-site celebrations during the holiday season, or special efforts will be made for families to get together via technology.
Call us today
If you or a loved one would benefit from a treatment program during the holidays, please give us a call. Don’t wait for the new year. At The Ranch Tennessee, our experienced and friendly team is always here to help you through challenging times and offer specialized help. Our staff not only understand the issues individuals may face when they enter a program, but they take special consideration of the challenges that accompany the holiday season as well. Reach out to us for more information on our programs and offerings at 888-970-1137.