Honestly, holidays are hard for someone who is newly sober as families and friends throw parties or gatherings.Here are some tips to help you stay sober and still celebrate the holidays. Sometimes, you will actually receive invitations to family or friends gathering which may have alcohol or even sometimes drugs.
Stay Home Instead
Stay at home instead of allowing yourself to endure being tempted to fall intoaddiction’s brutal snare. Responsible choices to avoid all snares by any family member or friend. Only you can control your own addiction and temptations you may face.
Control Your Environment
Ask loved ones not to invite you to gatherings that may cause you to release. Spend time with someone at your home where you control the environment around you.
However, be ready to make someone leave immediately, if they choose to tempt you. Make all visitors aware of your choice and don’t allow dissect in any form. Only visit with those who respect your choice to stay sober.
Ask for Help
The Holiday season is hard enough, without someone tempting you for any reason. Stay away from people and places that may cause you to relapse. If you are struggling, find a counselor or mental health professional and discuss your recovery with them