It's a spooky season! Halloween can be a scary time for anyone, not just because of the creepy chills going around but also because it has become a celebration many associates with drinking. Halloween can be a challenging time for a person in recovery, but that does not mean they get to miss out on all the fun!
Here are a couple of ways you can still enjoy the Halloween spirit!
Host Your Own
A way to ensure you are in control of what’s around you is by hosting your own Halloween party! You get to go all out on food, refreshers, and decorations. Decorating your home can be entertaining and will get you pumped and excited for your party. It can also spark your creativity and get you in the Halloween spirit. You can even host a best-dressed contest to get your guests excited!
If you do decide to attend a party that is not your own, you can bring along your own beverages to avoid being tempted into any others. People are less likely to offer you a drink if you are already holding one!
Give Out Candy
Tap into your inner child and hand out some treats! If you’re not too big on planning, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters can get you into the Halloween spirit. You can decorate your house with lights and fun decorations, and even dress up in a costume to accompany your Halloween mood. Who wouldn’t love a good sugar rush?
What’s the Halloween season without a haunted house? Go out and get yourself a boost of adrenaline by getting spooked! Haunted houses are an attraction people wait for all year round. The Netherlands Haunted House in Georgia is ranked one of the scariest haunted houses in America. Visiting a haunted house can give you a reason to go out on Halloween without the pressure of drinking.
Celebrate With Your Support Group
Many sober homes and groups host sober-friendly parties that can get you the whole Halloween experience without having to worry about ghosting your recovery. You will get the chance to meet and connect with other patients on their journey, and they will not let you feel like you’re missing out on anything.
Many support groups also host neighborhood-friendly events where you can volunteer for the kids, which can benefit you and your growth by giving back.
Spooky Movie Marathons
Get cozy and bring on some snacks! You can host your fright fest movie marathon to enjoy all the magic the ghostly night brings along right from your couch. You can make this a tradition every year and add to it some fun Halloween traditions like pumpkin carving and spooky board games.
Guidance and Support at Mount Sinai Wellness Center
There’s a lot of joy in celebrating your holidays sober. No matter how you choose to celebrate your Halloween, remember that you are not alone and have a whole team to support you!