Holiday Season Tag

7 Tips To Support Your Well-Being

“Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.” – Anonymous.

The holiday season is considered a time of joy, connection, and celebration, but it often marks a particularly challenging period for individuals in or just beginning their recovery journey.

Sometimes, not everyone shares the same enthusiasm for the season of celebrations. It can also be a period of stress, sadness, and loneliness for others—and sometimes can be particularly difficult for people living with mental health and substance use conditions. Major holidays, particularly those centered around family and social bonds, can trigger deep feelings of disappointment and emotional turmoil, often stemming from unfulfilled expectations, significant losses, or other life shifts.


The leaves outside glow and radiate colors of gold, orange, and red. The crisp air greets me as I start my day. And the fog softens the noise and enhances the beauty of nature all around me. These can only mean one thing; Fall is finally here.

Celebrations, spending time with friends and family – is what this season is all about. And wanting to make up for lost time and celebrate being together again can allow temptations to creep back in. At Olalla Recovery Center, we are here to help you succeed in your sobriety journey. So we have curated eight key strategies that will support you in your recovery, all while still enjoying the season.