Addiction Recovery: How to Protect Your Sobriety During the Holidays
The holidays can be a difficult time for many people, bringing forth feelings of stress, loneliness, grief, depression, and other unwanted emotions. For those in addiction recovery, these types of feelings, along with the social triggers present at holiday gatherings, can make the holidays a particularly challenging time.
So, how can you protect your sobriety during the holidays? Here are some tips that can help.
National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month: How to Have an 'ALMOST' Stress-Free Holiday in 2020
The holidays can be stressful even in the best of times - with crowds, family tensions, hosting responsibilities, and the social pressure and economic strain of gift giving. And, of course, this year we have COVID-19 to contend with!
While “stress-free” may not be an attainable goal this year, our holidays can still be merry and bright by managing our expectations and stress throughout the holiday season.