The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family. But for some people, the added stress tempts them into drinking again. Question is, what can you do to prepare yourself to have a fun, alcohol-free holiday season?
Go in with a solid plan: bring a sober friend with you, avoid your triggers, practice saying no, keep a non-alcoholic drink in your hand.
And what happens if you do give in the temptation?
“If you do give in and succumb to the pressure, don’t pretend it didn’t happen. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help immediately and recommit yourself to your recovery,” says Dr. Deni Carise.
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