Survive New Years Eve

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How to Survive New Year’s Eve What’s the biggest party of the year? New Year’s Eve! Gatherings may be restricted this year with COVID19 public health measures, but New Years still carries a powerful tradition often associated with drinking which can be triggering, a ‘slippery slope’ for someone in recovery from alcoholism or other addiction. If you are in recovery from alcoholism or other forms of addiction, wanting to stay clean and sober, how do you survive New Years Eve? No Fun for The Addict or Alcoholic While New Year’s Eve is traditionally a celebration of the past year and the coming of the new one, for the active addict or alcoholic or those in recovery it can be a time of great apprehension. It is the worst time to push ourselves to the limit. If you’re in recovery it…

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Spending Christmas In Rehab? Yes!

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It May Be Your Best Idea Yet to Spend Christmas in Rehab! We wish you a Merry Christmas. Bah Humbug! That’s a sentiment expressed by many people at this time of year. The pressures can be unbearable for such a joyous time, even more so for addicts and alcoholics, even if they are sober in recovery. But Why? Old Wounds Cut Deep Let’s forget about the stresses of buying gifts and how much to spend and cooking and baking and finding the time to do it all. Instead, look deeper into the issues of why Christmas is such a difficult time for the active addict or alcoholic, or the clean and sober addict in recovery. Often addiction has its roots in the family. Whether your family is ‘picture perfect’, or there is some past abuse, trauma, or conflict, Christmas means…

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Sober For Christmas?

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The Gift of Sobriety this Christmas! Why the Holiday Season is a Good Time to Choose Rehab Sober for Christmas If an addiction has taken over your life, you are probably going to be approaching the holiday season with a sense of dread or excitement – maybe a bit of both. This is a time of year when there are plenty of excuses to party, but there is also the risk of ruining another Christmas for the people we love. A Safe Haven over the Holiday Season Each January there is a surge in the number of people trying to quit alcohol or other drugs. This isn’t just due to the popularity of New Year’s resolutions – it is also because so many of these individuals hit rock bottom over the holiday season. Maybe you will hit your rock bottom…

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How Do I Get My Mom Into Rehab?

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How Do I Get My Mom Into Rehab? Mom Drinks Too Much Growing up, Mom was always fun to be around. We had lots of people around the house, and she was a great hostess for parties. My friends all liked Mom and the casual atmosphere of our home. Alcohol was almost always the substrate of the fun. There was a lot of booze – but it seemed under control,(controlled drinking) and only on weekends. And vacations. Lots of vacations. I thought all families were like this, and it wasn’t until my early adulthood that I began to see things differently. I Don’t Drink But I Understand Alcoholism I’m lucky; I don’t even really like the taste of alcohol. However, over the years I have learned a whole lot about alcoholism. Watching my family members and some friends and business associates,…

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