Wellbriety Column: Staying In Recovery During the Holidays

Hello Again!! Welcome to my third article in this current series. As the holidays quickly approach most of us will be attending those wonderfully festive events with co-workers, family and friends. Those of us who are not in recovery look forward to these gatherings with heightened anticipation to help ease the stress of this busy time of year. Unfortunately though, recovering addicts look at these two last months of the year with the utmost dread. Why, you ask? Because while being able to manage their sobriety with meetings, therapy and the like for 10 months out of the year, these last 60 days are the most challenging and bring about more relapses, overdoses and suicides than I care to share.