The holiday season can be challenging for a person who has only recently achieved sobriety. Even advertising includes alcohol with meals at family gatherings. Your own family could be serving alcohol at the feast. Here are a few highly effective tips to help you deal with the temptation and stay sober during Thanksgiving.
Decide to stay sober
Staying sober during the holidays begins with your decision to not drink, not even a little sip. You are in charge and you must stay so.
Whenever you realize that the temptation is too much, move away from the situation. Think of a polite excuse in advance and leave.
Ask your loved ones for help
Your loved ones have been part of your recovery journey. Ask them to help you stay away from alcohol and stock up on non-alcoholic beverages for family get togethers.
Coping with triggers
Despite your best intentions, you may be tempted to drink again, especially during the holidays. In rehab, you must have learnt to cope with triggers. Use those techniques now to prepare yourself.
Entering rehab before holidays
If you have been planning to go to a rehab and are worried about drinking too much, enter the rehab during the holidays and learn to overcome your dependence on alcohol.