Avoiding Holiday Triggers when Returning Home Sober

For many individuals, the cultural celebrations of winter – like Christmas and Hanukkah – mean an exciting time with family members. If you’re in recovery, though, it could mean an onslaught of holiday triggers. Returning home for the first time sober is a reason for celebration, but anyone who’s faced addiction knows it’s also a battle. Fortunately, there are several ways to overcome temptation and avoid triggers.

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10 Tips for Staying Sober this Holiday Season

The journey to staying sober is a difficult one, but those in recovery face particularly tough times during the holidays. Whether it’s stress or simply being around old friends who haven’t changed, there are countless pitfalls on the road to sobriety. Fortunately, there are several proven methods to help avoid these pitfalls. If you take the following tips to heart, you can have a fun and sober holiday season.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays Sober

Recovery is a long road with a variety of hurdles. One of the largest you’ll face, though, is having a sober holiday season. Relapse rates spike during this time of the year for a variety of reasons, but the only thing you need to be concerned with is not becoming part of this statistic. Stick by the following tips, and you’ll likely emerge with your sobriety intact.

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Holidays and the Gift of Recovery

I’ve come to believe, through decades of personal and professional experience, that the diseases of alcoholism/addiction and other mental illnesses do not take holidays.  They never take a day off and, for those either directly or indirectly affected by these challenging conditions, are active either in the foreground or the background every day of every year.

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Why Gratitude is Crucial During Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving in America, many households go around the table and declare what they are thankful for this year. It’s a wonderful gesture and surely makes people think – even if just for a moment. But there is more to being thankful during the holidays and this is why gratitude is crucial during Thanksgiving and beyond.

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Veterans Day: Honoring All Who Served

I grew up learning the meaning of this day from my parents and school teachers. It’s a day that my wife and I now teach our children about. We explain the importance of thanking those who served in our military and why we honor the men and women who made incredible sacrifices in order to fight for our country and freedom, all while leaving their own families to protect ours.

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