How to Survive the Holiday Season Sober

If you’re struggling a bit or even a lot this season, I hope that you give sobriety a good chance. It sure can be a difficult time to get through, but let me tell you, hold on and keep sober, you will be glad that you did!

SOBER COURAGE

Sometimes, the hardest thing about sober celebrations is feeling like you are alone. It can be difficult to spend time with family or friends when you cannot celebrate in the same ways, so I think it is important to take the time to find a good support network. Also realistic expectations are important. No celebration will be the picture-perfect example of what a sober holiday should be.

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Today, I focus on creating new holiday memories. Sobriety gave me a new life and and a new perspective. It gave me holidays spent with family, laughing and hugging. It has made me focus on the important things in life, like my kids and my husband. Even giving presents has become a new ritual; I no longer focus on the appearances, and I am free to chose the gifts that really matter. It can still be stressful but the best part is that…

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