Category: holidays

A Very Sober Holiday

The weather outside is frightful, but at the back of your mind, you are far more concerned about how you will survive the holidays without a drink. Whether it is your first holiday season sober, or even if you have …

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Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

One of the joyous aspects about recovery is that you get to redesign your life in a way that beings you the most peace and happiness.  The holiday season can throw a lot of wrenches into the works and we …

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Sobriety Through the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be fraught with pitfalls and anxiety for the newly sober person.  Suddenly holidays may seem depressing or even frightening.  “How do I go to my holiday work party and stay sober?”  “How do I spend time …

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Independence Day and Sobriety

Planning for the 4th of July… We all know how many freedoms were lost in the past due to drinking alcohol and using drugs. Just as our Nation fought for our individual freedoms, you have fought to win your freedom …

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The Holidays and Reacting to Your Emotions

The Holidays and Reacting to Your Emotions

It is November, and that means the holidays are coming! This time of year is often associated with celebration and family, but for many ‘tis the season for emotions. These emotions can range from joy and anticipation to anxiety, grief, …

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Sugar Abuse and Addiction

Year-in and year-out, millions of Americans binge on candies over the two months in between the Holiday Season and Valentine’s Day. Sugar abuse across this festive time of the year usually reaches pandemic levels, with bellies bulging, emotions swinging and …

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A Recovery Christmas Carol

A Recovery Christmas Carol

During the holidays I will often access my inner Charles Dickens and ask residents to reflect on their recovery from an Ebenezer Scrooge perspective. When facilitating groups on Christmas or other holidays I will ask residents how they spent their …

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Safe and Sober for Halloween - Tips from All About Interventions

Safe and Sober for Halloween – Tips from All About Interventions

Halloween is a fun day of the year.  Here are some tips from Louise Stanger ED.D at “All About Interventions”  to make sure you have a safe and sober Halloween:   How can you do yourself (and everyone else) a favor …

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Be Joyful

Sometimes we need a little help learning how to embrace joy in where we are at. Being in treatment over the holidays can be challenging. Finding gratitude in the midst of a trying time is something that may not come natural. …

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Preparing for the Holidays

There’s always a lot to do in preparing for the holidays. It might be the shopping list of ingredients for the Thanksgiving Day turkey or it could also be an extensive list of what others have made requests for from …

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