Even for those in eating disorder recovery, there are seasons of upheaval—ups and downs on your recovery journey. For many, the holidays can bring more downs than ups. There are a number of reasons for this, and they all boil down to one thing: The holiday season can be stressful. It can be stressful for anyone, and when you are already focusing so much of your mental and physical strength on recovery it makes everything more challenging.
The good news is that there are ways to fortify your commitment to recovery, and to get the support you need during a difficult season. That is what the Alsana Holiday Refocus Program is all about. Simply put, we want to stand with you during the holiday season, and provide you the resources needed to stay committed to your recovery process.
What Makes the Holidays Difficult?
Before we get into the program itself, let’s spend a moment on what makes the holidays so difficult. Remember that eating disorders are very often rooted in trauma and stress. The holidays not only impose tension, but also in some cases can cause individuals to relive past ordeals, especially as related to family members or friends.
The holidays will also come with social situations that may make you uncomfortable—including many that will center on food and drink. This can be a challenge to your recovery process and to your coping strategies, and it is only natural that you might find yourself needing to draw some additional strength and sustenance.
How the Holiday Refocus Program Works
The point of the Holiday Refocus Program, which runs from November through the end of the year, is to be there for you during this trying time. By enrolling in the Holiday Refocus Program, you can get the care you need, whether long-term or on a limited basis, for an affordable price. You can also seek care at all levels; from residential to PHP and IOP, no matter where you are in your recovery journey, you can join in the Holiday Refocus Program and know that you are getting treatment customized to your needs. You can attend right here in St. Louis, or at our Alabama and California locations.
This is intended as a program that offers flexibility of care—in other words, you can come to Alsana begin your recovery or for a refresh to help work on your coping strategies, renew your commitment to recovery, and surround yourself with other individuals who know what you’re going through and will love and support you. The holiday season is a great time to take a break and focus on pursuing your eating disorder recovery. We welcome those from all stages of life—anyone and everyone who needs to be strengthened in their eating disorder recovery.
Seeking Treatment During the Holidays
The holiday season can be unkind—but you can stand strong against it. We are stronger when we rally together, so we invite you to stand with us in our commitment to recovery. Register with the Holiday Refocus Program today, and give yourself ample reason to be full of hope and cheer this holiday season.[cta] Register for the Holiday Refocus Program today! [/cta]