Monthly Archives: December 2016

Sober Holidays Tip #8:

Plan your own celebrations. If you aren’t traveling for the holidays, plan to celebrate with local AA or NA friends. If you haven’t been invited, do the inviting yourself. Follow old family traditions or start some of your own.

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Sober Holidays Tip #7: 

Think about the events coming up in the next few weeks. What situations could possibly set you on the road toward relapse? Seeing your ex-husband at a party? Having a fight with your mom? Having dinner with friends who drink? … Continue reading

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Sober Holidays Tip #6:

  If the holidays mean visiting your old hometown, take time to see old friends you enjoy; avoid those you used to drink or use drugs with.  Make plans now for how you’ll occupy your time while there, so you … Continue reading

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Sober Holidays Tip #5:

  If you’re traveling, go to meetings wherever you are.  Find a meeting long before you get there. This will give you the booster support shot you’ll almost certainly need—the chance to say, “Sure, I love my family, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Sober Holidays Tip #4:

Limit the amount of time you spend with relatives who make you crazy. If everyone is gathering for the holiday, including your brother who drinks like a fish, plan on an overlap of just a day or two. If he … Continue reading

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Sober Holidays Tip #3:

  Plan activities other than sitting around and gabbing. In many families, getting together for the holidays means sitting around and drinking. Investigate other options now. Movies, museums, holiday concerts, skating, walks, sledding, sports events can all help fill the … Continue reading

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Sober Holidays Tip #2:

  Keep your expectations realistic, so you don’t set yourself up for an emotional letdown.  Getting sober doesn’t mean life is instantly perfect. Other people in your life probably haven’t changed, and many of the conflicts that crop up at … Continue reading

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