Can You Go to Rehab During the Holidays?

November 30, 2022
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If you’ve been considering addiction treatment, you may feel hesitant about enrolling during this time of year. Can you go to rehab during the holidays? Are they even open? And what will you do when you’re there? Cumberland Heights’ Knoxville Outpatient Recovery Center keeps you safe and comfortable all year round. We’re here to ensure our patients can address substance use disorders and any underlying mental health issues while continuing to work, tend to their families and even navigate seasonal obligations. 

You don’t have to choose between treatment and the holidays—in fact, getting well may just be the best gift you ever receive.

Rehab During the Holidays

The holidays used to be called the “holy days,” a time of reflection and preparation for the year ahead. When you enter rehab, that is what holidays can be: a time for looking back over your life, seeing where your choices have brought you and learning new coping strategies for the future.

Outpatient rehab is not as restrictive as inpatient, so you won’t have to stay all day in the facility. Outpatient rehab will give you a respite—a safety valve away from the relentless shopping, family time and stress of the holiday season. If you have family you don’t enjoy spending time with, rehab can provide a means of dealing with those emotions. If you are alone during the holidays, this opportunity gives you company so you don’t end up alone.

At Cumberland Heights, we include telehealth consultations and appointments, so you won’t be out of contact with counselors and therapists when needed. You can still meet with your counselor via a telehealth link even if you cannot be in a session due to family obligations.

Taking the First Step

As in all things, the first step is the hardest. It can be especially difficult during the holidays when family pressures to be available can feel overwhelming.

However, you may find that telling your loved ones you’re going to be taking care of yourself may be exactly what they want this year. It is a gift you more than owe yourself. Spend the holidays in our outpatient rehab, and start the new year off in a new frame of mind.

For more information about the Knoxville outpatient clinic or any of our Middle Tennessee locations, give us a call or complete the form below. No matter how you choose to contact us, one of our representatives will be with you right away. You can go to rehab during the holidays, and we’re here to help make it a reality.

Take the first step in a life free from addiction. Begin your recovery today.

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