10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 5

Holiday Sober Living Tip 5 Avoid Negative Emotion Triggers – Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired: HALT | Relapse – and recovery – and closely tied to emotions. Negative emotions can lead to relapse. In the course of each day, those in addition recovery mindfully...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 4

Holiday Sober Living Sober Living Tip 4 Do Not Commit to Activities Beyond Your Reasonable Ability to Deliver In the 1996 movie Jingle All the Way – a father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of Turbo...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 3

Holiday Sober Living Sober Living Tip 3 DO NOT ‘ROMANCE’ ALCOHOL OR YOUR DRUG OF CHOICE Relapse – and recovery – and closely tied to emotions. Recent cognitive neuroscience research has confirmed that memory has an active emotional element. And...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 2

Holiday Sober Living Sober Living Tip 2 It’s magical – it the holidays! Holiday Myth: Alcohol and/or drugs can be consumed with good cheer and no ill effects. WRONG. For those in recovery seeking to maintain sobriety – drinking any amount of alcohol (or consuming a...

10 Days of Holiday Sobriety Tips – Day 1

Holiday Sober Living Sober Living Tip 1 Finding Personal Peace During the Holidays As any recovering alcoholic or addict will affirm:  staying sober during the holidays is challenging! The holiday season actually starts just before Halloween when retail stores put...