new-yearAs the twelfth hour of 2014 comes to a close we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that everyone starts 2015 safe and sober. While New Years Eve is the biggest party day of the year, it does not mean that the recovery community goes dark. All across Southern California 12-step meetings are taking place around the clock, as well as sober celebrations.

Before the sun sets on the final day of the year, it is imperative that those in recovery familiarize themselves with what’s going on in their area. Having a plan is crucial to making it through the night, especially if you are new to recovery. Mitigating the chance of relapse is paramount, even if you have less than 30 days sober – do not discount the work you have put in to get where you are today.

Making it through New Year’s Eve without a drink or drug is an achievement in itself, something to be proud of as you continue your recovery into the future. If you need help making it through the night, please remember that there is help available to all who seek it. In the long run reaching out is a lot easier than restarting the cycle of addiction.

Listed below are some resources that may aid those living in Orange County:

Alcoholics Anonymous

24-Hour Helpline (714) 556-4555

Narcotics Anonymous

24-Hour Helpline (714) 590-2388

For those still active in their addiction, the New Year may be a good time to reach out for help and start the journey of recovery. The path of recovery has altered millions of lives for the better and there is always room for one more.

Sandy’s Place at Hotel California by the Sea can show you how to live a life free from drugs and alcohol. Do not hesitate to call for more information: (800) 762-6717