Holidays Can Be Hazardous for Alcoholics And Other Addicts

Last week I posted a couple of articles about sobriety during the holidays. We talked about ways to be safer at holiday parties, and mentioned some ways that people with recovering guests can make things easier for them by observing some simple guidelines. In this third article, I’d like to discuss some of the hazards of holidays in general.

Holidays, especially the Winter holidays, are times when our emotions are near the surface. For those of us in early recovery, it sometimes seems imperative to get to family gatherings and let everyone know how we’re doing, make up for some bad behavior in the past, see loved ones, and generally try to fit in again. There’s nothing wrong with that on the surface, and yet there are several major hazards That we need to keep in mind. [Read more…]

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