The holiday time can be a stressful time of year. It can also be a fun time of year with parties, dinners, and other social gatherings. For someone who is battling addiction and trying to stay sober, both situations can become difficult. Here are a few helpful tips for sober living in West Palm Beach this holiday season.
Bring A Non-Drinking Friend with You
Holiday parties and other social gatherings can lead to a lot of temptation when it comes to drinking. There are usually open bars and everyone is drinking and having a good time. It can be tempting to want to join in. Having another person there that’s not drinking can be helpful. In addition to having a fellow non-drinker there with you, they can also be a voice to keep you from thinking about drinking.
Bring Your Own Drinks
If you find yourself in a situation where you might be at someone’s house, bring your favorite non-alcoholic drink with you. If you have a drink in your hand, the chances that someone will come up and offer you an alcoholic drink will decrease.
Have a Response Ready
Even with preparation, someone might still offer you a drink. Prepare for that as well with an answer you will use, should you not want to share that you are in recovery. You can tell them you are taking a medication that doesn’t allow you to drink, or even that you have early plans in the morning and don’t want to drink. You could even keep it as simple as that you are driving.
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