The holidays are quickly approaching, and that means we’ll all be attending a myriad of get-togethers like office parties, secret Santa exchanges and other events. These social functions will undoubtedly be full of alcohol and inebriated party-goers. It is possible for those in recovery to have a fantastic time at these holiday events even while surrounded by booze or other drugs.
You can be the Life of the Party Without Giving In
Too many people rely on alcohol or drugs as a crutch, thinking it helps them become social, happy and fun to be around. Think about the real point of having a holiday party. It is to spend time with friends and family while eating good food, listening to music and enjoying other sorts of entertainment. You can partake in karaoke, board games, video games, movie marathons, grandiose meals and other niceties during the holidays without setting back your progress in recovery.
A Sober Holiday is a Memorable Holiday
One of the best aspects of holiday celebrations is creating memories. What’s the point of getting together with your friends and family during the holidays if you move on with no recollection of those events? Go ahead and enjoy sober living during the holidays. You’ll be able to dance, laugh, play and interact with others with perfect mental clarity. In the end, you’ll have fond memories that last a lifetime.
You can do Anything While Sober
If you’d rather avoid being around temptations altogether during the holidays, encourage your friends and family to do something different and go out for some fun instead. You could go to the local movie theater and enjoy a family-friendly film together, or grab a cup off coffee and something sweet at your favorite coffee shop. You and your loved ones will still have plenty of fun without you feeling uncomfortable.