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New Year, New You! 4 Reasons to Consider Couples Rehab Laguna Beach This January

It’s that wonderful time of year when we all get to look back on the last 12 months and reflect on the things that transpired over the last year that we are happy with.

We also get to reflect on the things in our lives that we’d like to change in the year to come.

If you and your partner have been considering an addiction treatment program but have had a hard time committing to starting one, there is no better time of the year than January to start.

January brings a feeling of rebirth…of starting over.

It’s a time of the year to leave the past behind and look forward toward our future.

Want more proof?

Here are 4 reasons why starting a couples rehab substance abuse treatment program is the perfect way to start your January!


Reason 1: Dry January is Already a Thing

The term “Dry January” has become a well-known one in our culture and is a popular idea among many.

It was first coined in 2011 by a woman who wanted to train for a half marathon and decided to abstain from alcohol for a month to help herself prepare.

Now, more than a decade later, people all over the world participate in “Dry January,” oftentimes choosing to give up more than just alcohol.

Some make the decision that “Dry January” is going to be about abstaining from drugs as well in order to get their new year off to a healthy, sober living start.

From some people, “Dry January” may simply entail not having a glass of wine with dinner every night or skipping the group happy hour on Fridays.

Couple drinking water

For others, deciding to get sober may mean something a bit more permanent, such as seeking the help of a family therapist, or substance abuse program, or even considering checking into a residential treatment center.

Each person has to decide for themselves where they are in their healing process from drugs and alcohol and where they want their sobriety journey to take them.

If you and your partner have considered looking into treatment centers to help you on your sobriety path, doing so while everyone else is also taking a closer look at their substance use is the perfect time to consider it.

And you never know…maybe your decision to embrace sober living for more than just a month will inspire some of your friends and family to do the same!


Reason 2: It’s a Quiet Time of the Year

One of the biggest excuses individuals and couples give for not wanting to enroll in a rehab facility is that they simply don’t have the time.

Though having a substance use disorder is something that should be prioritized, it’s understandable how many people can feel this way.

Most inpatient alcohol and drug rehab treatment centers have programs that last anywhere from thirty to sixty days, depending on the rehab center and the severity of your substance abuse issues.

Couple alone

Not only that but working while in the addiction treatment center is usually not permitted, since the “real” work you are doing is on yourself, your mental health, and your substance use disorder.

Additionally, family may be allowed to visit, but only at certain times, or only to attend family therapy sessions.

For these reasons, spending one or two months inside an addiction treatment center may just sound impossible for those who are working and have families to care for.

But the good news is this:

January is often a time when things slow down for most people.

The holidays are over, family gatherings are finished and even many workplaces are not fully back up to speed yet.

And, with shorter and colder days, many activities – such as kid’s sports and outdoor events – won’t be back in full swing until early spring.

It’s difficult to imagine putting your life on hold for a month or two in order to work on simply yourself.

But if ever there was a time in your calendar year to think about finally getting the help you need for your alcohol use, drug dependency or even prescription drug abuse, January may just be the best month to do it.


Reason 3: The Holidays Gave You Motivation

January isn’t just about setting resolutions…it’s also about reflecting back on the last year and deciding what things you want to bring with you into the next 12 months and what things you would prefer to leave behind.

For many of us, the holidays bring out some behaviors we’d definitely like to leave in the past.

From overeating to overdrinking, it’s easy to see some of our worst habits come out during December. Whether you’re overindulging because you are in a festive mood or whether you’re overindulging because you are lonely and stressed out, the holiday season seems to sometimes bring out the worst in all of us.

If this past holiday season left you feeling like your relationship with alcohol or drugs is out of control, then January is going to be a great time to get things back on track.

Another gift that the holidays give us is the chance to see loved ones that we haven’t had the opportunity to catch up with in a while.

Perhaps when you saw certain friends or family members at holiday events, you noticed that they seemed to be struggling more in their own life – either with mental health issues, their relationships, or their own substance use.

holiday season with friends

On the other hand, perhaps someone showed up to a holiday event that has spent time getting sober over the past year, dealing with their depression and anxiety issues, or starting couples counseling with their partner.

In either instance, seeing a loved one struggling more than they were, or doing better than the last time you saw them may have been just the motivation you need to start on your own healing journey and begin to explore how much better your life could be next December if you started addiction treatment today.


Reason 4: It’s a Great New Year’s Resolution!

Though some people say they don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, most of us still at least attempt to make one or two.

From trying to lose weight to getting a better handle on our finances, many New Year’s resolutions are made with the best of intentions in mind but are oftentimes already forgotten by spring.

The reason for this is simple.

happy couple

Making a resolution is easy…following through with it is tough. Particularly when we don’t put enough support systems in place to help us see them through.

Additionally, family may be allowed to visit, but only at certain times, or only to attend family therapy sessions.

Deciding to quit alcohol or drugs is a big resolution. And, without the proper resources in place, it’s going to be more challenging to stick to it..

By enrolling in a rehab for married couples, you are giving yourself the support needed to help make your resolution a reality.

Not only will you have the help of good therapists, healthcare professionals and other people who understand your struggle, but an inpatient treatment program will also give the resources to help you keep your sober lifestyle long after your time at the treatment facility is over.


Ready to Start Your Year Off Right?

If you’re ready to find out how an addiction treatment program can help you get your year off to the right start, then give us a call today.

Located near Laguna Beach, the San Clemente Alcohol & Drug Rehab & Addiction Treatment Center is Southern California’s premier alcohol and drug treatment facility for individuals and couples alike.

Not only are we a full inpatient residential treatment program, but our state-of-the-art rehab center is designed to offer you and your partner a wide variety of treatment options for you both to choose from.

Our therapists and medical team will work with you to determine what types of detox you may need and what sorts of therapy will work best for you both – from family therapy to couples counseling and even individual therapy sessions as needed.

We also have living arrangements that will allow you and your partner to continue to cohabitate while at our facility which will give you both the chance to continue to live your life as you are used to, while also learning to live it alcohol and drug-free.

Are you ready for this year to be the one where drugs and alcohol stop running your life?

Are you ready to see how beautiful life can be in recovery?

Give one of our counselors a call today.