Living in Recovery and Avoiding Relapse during the Holidays

 

The holiday season can be a joyous time, but for those in recovery, it can also be a minefield. High expectations, overcommitment, and fatigue can lead to heightened emotions and mood swings. Travel and busy schedules increase stress. You might be away from your support network and routines, enhancing a feeling of isolation. Holiday customs, memories, and events associated with alcohol or other drug use may tug at you. But there are ways to prepare for this high-risk season and safeguard the greatest gift you ever gave yourself and those you love: your sobriety. You don’t need alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to make your holiday season festive, but you do need this go-to guide to stay clean: 10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Addiction Relapses