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Eight Tips for Maintaining Your Sobriety During the Holidays

December 13th, 2019

Being sober is a day by day choice. And let’s face it, some days are easier than others to stay the course of recovery. For those in recovery, the holiday season can consist of more difficult days than easy ones. After all, many work, social, and family parties include alcohol. And the holidays may bring […]

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Finding Peace this Holiday Season

December 6th, 2019

For many, the holidays are the happiest time of the year as they find themselves surrounded by friends, family, merry music, parties, and sweet treats. For many others, the holidays are a lonely time filled with cold days, memories of those lost, and unaccomplished hopes and dreams. If you are among the millions of people […]

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Seven Holiday Hacks and Time-Saving Solutions

December 1st, 2019

The holidays should be a time for friends, family, and festive fun, not frazzled nerves and exhaustion. One of the biggest reasons that people say they don’t enjoy the holidays is that they feel overworked and over-committed, leaving them little time to enjoy their annual traditions and once-a-year events. If you’re among those who are […]

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Sobriety and the Holidays

November 18th, 2019

The holiday seasons can feel like an eternity for someone in recovery. While the endless social events, many of which include drinking, may seem over-the-top, there are ways to cope and even have fun! Here are some ideas to stay sober, safe and have fun: Change your mindset. Instead of thinking about all of the […]

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Five Tips to Survive the Stress of Holiday Obligations

December 10th, 2018

If every time you hear those upbeat horns and crooning songster announcing that “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” you want to crawl into bed and hide until January 2nd, you’re not alone. 31 percent of Americans describe the holidays as “frantic,” and experience a seasonal condition known as “Festive Stress,” a condition […]

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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Stay Safe this Holiday Season

December 15th, 2017

The season of holiday parties is upon us! It’s here full of seemingly endless opportunities to celebrate and connect with family, friends, and coworkers. In addition to the gift-giving and cookie-exchanging, December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Stay safe as you socialize this holiday season: if you’ll be consuming alcohol, remember to use one […]

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Managing the Holidays and Family Obligations

November 30th, 2017

The holidays bring a lot of excitement, but they can also bring a hefty dose of stress. There are additional demands on time and money, expectations and invitations to be social, and changes in our personal routine. That’s all before sitting down to the dinner table with the entire family! It takes care to manage […]

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This Thanksgiving, Practice Forgiveness

November 19th, 2017

The holidays are known to be an especially difficult time for many people due to the stress of family events and societal pressures. The origins of thanksgiving comes from being thankful for what we have. Instead of spending time worrying about the small things you can’t control, use this holiday as a chance to practice […]

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