Holidays focus on food, family, friends, and celebration, which can include overindulging in alcohol. We also experience higher levels of stress, anxiety and can feel increased loneliness if we are away from loved ones during the holiday season. This can make staying sober extremely difficult. However, there are choices that you can make that can minimize your situation.
Consider these holiday tips when making decisions about drinking alcohol.
1. Care for Your Basic Needs
2. Find Support
3. Choose Wisely
4. Develop New Traditions
5. Appreciate What You Have
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