How To Survive Your Company’s Holiday Party Sober
Individuals in recovery receive many invitations during the holidays that are sources of excitement and happy anticipation. One particular type of invitation, however, has the potential to ignite a great deal of anxiety: the one to your annual holiday work party.
The thought of standing around for a couple of hours making small talk with the same group of people you see day in and day out is one thing. When you compound that challenge with the fact that the majority of your co-workers will likely have alcoholic drinks in hand while you most certainly will not, worrisome thoughts are certain to soar.
Thankfully, there are things you can do before, during and after the event that will ensure your sobriety stays safe. Here are some, including a few ideas from Alcoholics Anonymous and The National Institutes of Health.
“Raise a toast to healthy holidays: Celebrate the season without risky drinking,” National Institutes of Health, December 2007
“Tips for a happy, sober holiday season,” AA Southwest Ohio General Service Area 56, December 2014
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