December is here and opportunities for urges and cravings seem to be everywhere. Several members of the Recovery Community have put their heads together to offer some suggestions to help you navigate this month’s challenges.
People who achieve long-term sobriety have some of the following characteristics in common:
The holidays are a prime-time for urges. This is a good time to re-familiarize yourself with your favorite urge-busting tools, and utilize your support system. Include the tools that work best for you in your plan for dealing with those tempting holiday events if you choose not to avoid them.
To Go or Not To Go…..that is the question
But how do you decide? Members of the Recovery Community have compiled a list of questions and suggestions to help you make well-informed, responsible choices:
Things to ask:
Being prepared for the holiday events this month can bolster your sense of self efficacy during the recovery process and help you begin the process of re-learning to trust yourself.
For more tips on dealing with difficult situations in recovery, don’t be afraid to ask members of the Recovery Community. Remember, you are not alone.
We wish you all a safe holiday season!!!
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