I love the holiday season of the year! But for people in recovery it can be a tough time—stress, financial worries, family commitments, fatigue, intense emotions and mood swings—all of this can make us vulnerable to addiction relapse. But, you can prepare yourself for this potentially high-risk time of the year and protect the most precious gift you can give yourself and those you love: your continued sobriety!

Here’s a great article from the Hazelden organization on How to Avoid Relapses During the Holidays—http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/document/avoid-addiction-relapse-holidays.pdf

 

If you missed our last post, “The Holidays are a Bermuda Triangle of Addiction,” check it out here—http://actiontreatment.com/2014/11/25/the-holidays-are-a-bermuda-triangle-of-addiction/