6 Steps to Take If You're in Recovery and Worried About Staying Sober During the Holidays
As a sober person, I become more concerned about maintaining my sobriety around this time of year. Staying sober can become increasingly difficult during the holiday season. Holiday parties, family gatherings, and after-work happy hours — even virtual ones — can be sources of stress because of the focus on drinking. It's important to create a solid plan to avoid relapse during the holidays. From having a sober friend you can call anytime to setting aside time for yourself, there are plenty of ways to better manage triggers and maintain your sobriety this time of year. Try these tips.