Spending a Holiday in Treatment: A Safe, Supportive Place to Celebrate

Our Alta Mira, Bridges to Recovery, and BrightQuest facilities have a number of client activities planned for Thanksgiving. The holidays at our centers are a time when our clients can continue to heal in a safe, comfortable environment within the support of a therapeutic community and embrace the season. We understand that Thanksgiving may not be the same in treatment, but our caring staff is here to support our clients.

The thought of spending the holidays in treatment may be difficult for some and may keep others from seeking the help they need. The idea of being away from family during the holidays might make one feel lonely and isolated, but this is certainly not the case.

Spending the holidays in treatment is anything but lonely, and clients at Alta Mira, Bridges to Recovery, and BrightQuest Treatment Centers celebrate Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas and other holidays with their peers and our amazing staff. There will be cooking, there will be game playing, and there will be football watching—in a safe, supportive environment where they can best avoid the stressors and triggers that might compromise their recovery.

Staff at all our facilities go above and beyond to ensure our clients feel included every holiday season. Thanksgiving dinners and activities are planned—and “just like home”—clients can plan on playing games together, watching football or movies, or just relaxing. We also have family inclusive activities throughout the holiday season and many of our facilities plan events for families and loved ones, such as horseback riding at Alta Mira and a Black Friday shopping excursion at BrightQuest Nashville.

Holidays at Alta Mira

  • Horseback RidingOn Thanksgiving Day, following their process group, clients will enjoy time before Thanksgiving dinner with each other and family members playing games, watching football, and enjoying the early afternoon. Dinner is served from 2-5 pm, followed by more football, game playing, etc. (it’s very much Thanksgiving Day here at Alta Mira!)
  • In December, families are invited to go horseback riding with Five Brooks Ranch in Pt. Reyes National Park.
  • We have fun and pet-friendly festivities throughout the month of December for both clients and their families.

Holidays at BrightQuest

  • At our Nashville location, clients will feast on a Thanksgiving dinner together in addition to preparing the sides and desserts with our staff! Football watching and board games will be enjoyed throughout the weekend.
  • On Black Friday, staff will be supporting clients in Nashville in black Friday shopping in the morning and supported out in the afternoon to a movie prior to a dinner out.
  • At our San Diego location, clients celebrate holiday parties, special activities and fun family weekends in December.
  • We have special events throughout the holidays, and we’d love for you to learn more how we help clients make special seasonal memories with us!

Holidays at Bridges to Recovery

  • For those clients with family in town and who are able to benefit from an off-site visit, Bridges to Recovery provides a four-hour off-site visit window for families to attend a Thanksgiving dinner. Those families often will make reservations at local restaurants and/or hotels to enjoy a family dinner on Thanksgiving.
  • Throughout December, we offer on-site holiday meals prepared by our executive chef and special activities for all of our clients to celebrate the season.
  • We also offer pet-friendly festivities for our clients and their furry friends in recovery.
  • We love to share our holiday spirit and encourage our clients to get involved in daily and weekly activities to celebrate the season.

At our Constellation Behavioral Health family of treatment centers, we provide safe, warm, and welcoming environments in which clients can enjoy the holidays. Our clients enjoy a hearty holiday feast together with their peers, staff, and often family, in addition to many other activities.

If you or a loved one are in need of addiction or mental health treatment, don’t put off treatment until after the holidays. Please contact us today.

We can help.