The holiday season is a time of celebration, family, giving and indulgence. From office parties and family gatherings to holiday stresses, it can be difficult for recovering addicts to maintain a positive and sober mindset. If you are struggling with the idea of sobriety during winter festivities, the entry below will provide you with a few tips and tricks to help you through.
1 – Place your attention towards the people surrounding you rather than the bar. Mingle, walk around, and enjoy the atmosphere. The more involved you make yourself in the surrounding celebration, the less inclined you will be to reach for the bottle. If you happen know in advance that you will not know many people at the function, inquire as to whether you can bring a friend to help you cope.
2 – Grab yourself a non-alcoholic beverage as soon as you enter the party. Opt for a cola, cocoa, or a warm cider to keep that holiday spirit intact. Keep your drink on you at all times to avoid being tempted into a drink by other party-goers.
3 – Arrive to the party on a full stomach. Most people tend to feel less inclined to consume alcohol when their bellies are packed.
4 – Offer to be the designated driver for your friends! Not only will this keep you responsible throughout the evening, but will provide your comrades with a safe ride home.
If you or someone you know is struggling with maintaining their holiday sobriety, out Above It All addiction specialists are available to help! Give us a call today, and let us help you back on track towards the healthy, happy, and festive holiday season you deserve.