Reality TV star Scott Disick checked himself into rehab this past October, and reportedly completed a one-month stay in the facility – his longest rehab commitment to date – before checking out in November. As recently as this week, rumors surfaced that Disick is reuniting with longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian. And with whom he’s had three children. On top of the reunion news, there are also confirmed reports that Disick is scheduled to appear in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve. But, on the heels of becoming sober, is a NYE bash in Sin City really the best move?
What happens in Vegas…
Las Vegas, Nevada is known for a lot of things; a safe place for recovering alcoholics isn’t exactly one of them. With 24-hour alcohol access, gambling, late night parties, dancing girls. And the like, Las Vegas is, at best, an enormity of a temptation. And at worst, it’s a breeding ground for relapse. To make matters worse, New Year’s Eve, a holiday event that is widely regarded as a time to “party,” (typically with alcohol and drugs) is quite a risky move for someone who just got sober.
In an interview with HollywoodLife.com, addiction expert Steven Ornstein said flatly that Scott should not be heading to a place like Las Vegas if he plans to stay clean. “Newly sober Scott absolutely should not be hosting a New Year’s eve party in Las Vegas,” Dr. Ornstein said to HollywoodLife.com. “In fact, he should not be participating in anything alcohol related as he just got out of rehab for alcohol addiction. His sobriety should be his number one priority right now.”
Recovery is a journey
30-day stay in a rehab center can undoubtedly be life changing. But it’s not the end of the road. It’s just beginning, in fact. If Scott Disick plans on maintaining his newly earned sobriety, he might consider opting for something a little quieter than an appearance in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve.
Those in recovery will often tell you that getting sober is the best thing that ever happened to them. But it’s also a journey that requires effort and commitment. A key to avoiding relapse is prevention, and honesty with yourself. And while it’s not possible to avoid every instance of temptation. Also, when you know what your impulses are, you can work to prevent yourself from being in situations that may trigger them and result in relapse.
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