The holidays are already a stressful, trying time without the pressures of staying clean and sober. We at The Fix want you to stay sane through all the family drama and peer pressure. Check out our holiday suggestions on how to answer questions about why you aren't drinking, quick strategies to deal with holiday triggers, what to do if you're brand new in recovery, and much more!
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December 16, 2016 |
Ask Katie // How Do I Not Be the Sober Buzzkill During the Holidays? By Katie MacBride
The chance of you changing the behavior of your 25 boisterously booze-loving family members is slim. You can, however, make these family events less challenging.
Too Much // 12 Tips for Coping with Sensory Overload During the Holidays By Olivia Pennelle
I have had meltdowns because of too much noise, or too many people talking at the same time. I don't like parties, crowds, or the demands of the holidays.
Survive !// How to Survive the Holidays When You're Newly Sober By Kiki Baxter
It's hard the first year, but I was so grateful to not be hungover. This year I might go to the dance. I haven't made any plans. But mainly, don't drink no matter what.
Listed // 8 Ways to Stay Sober During the Holidays. Redux. By Amber Tozer
The season isn't over yet. Amber Tozer offers her own options for making it through to New Year's.
Sober Holidays // Home (Sober?) for the Holidays By Kerby Stewart and Chris Gates
Expert advice on avoiding the family meltdowns of Christmas Past.
Uunwound // Uncrazy Holidays By Kristen Rybandt
I'd decided to wean off an antidepressant just in time for a holiday meltdown and, in typical fashion, was going about it very quietly. This was a kamikaze move, though sure, I had my reasons.
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