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5 Tips to Protect Your Recovery During the Holidays

5 Tips to Protect Your Recovery During the Holidays christmas time family 1 As we talked about in our last blog post, the holiday season can be difficult for people in recovery. Things like unrealistic expectations, family dysfunction, unhealthy eating and drinking, financial strain, travel complications, and fatigue are unfortunately common around the holidays. When these triggers pop up, they can easily increase the risk of relapse. Guard Your Recovery No matter where you are in your recovery journey – whether you’re new to sobriety or you’ve been sober for years – it pays to be cautious during the holidays. With that in...

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Why Are the Holidays So Stressful for People in Recovery?

 Why Are the Holidays So Stressful for People in Recovery? stresss of the holidays The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. For those of us in recovery, however, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a time of increased anxiety, temptation, and potential backsliding. The holiday season has a unique ability to bring out the best and the worst in people. There’s an increased focus on family, friends, and social interaction during this time. However, increased stress, unexpected triggers, and unrealistic expectations can quickly outweigh the positive qualities of the season. What Makes the...

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