Addiction Recovery

Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress

2018-06-27T00:35:35-04:00

Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress Hardly anyone wants to talk about it: that nagging little sense of dread in the back of your mind that began with the first holiday TV commercial way back in early November. No sooner did we polish off the last slice of pumpkin pie nestled in the back of the refrigerator, than we’re waking up at 3 a.m. in a panic over a neglected RSVP, an outfit we forgot to drop at the dry-cleaners or three missing addresses on our sprawling mailing list. We tell ourselves this year will be different. We vow to [...]

Tips For Coping With Holiday Stress2018-06-27T00:35:35-04:00

Recovery and The Holidays: Facing Thanksgiving Triggers

2018-06-27T00:35:35-04:00

Recovery and The Holidays: Facing Thanksgiving Triggers Gathering during holidays with family and friends can be a relaxing time of celebration and fellowship. Good conversation, delicious food, and the annual chance to reflect and share stories about what we are thankful for in life are typically things that bring enjoyment and happiness. For individuals dedicated to a path of life-long recovery, however, Thanksgiving gatherings may pose special risks in the form of triggers back toward unhealthy behaviors of the past. Understanding these unique challenges can help minimize the chance of a destructive relapse. While big social gatherings present [...]

Recovery and The Holidays: Facing Thanksgiving Triggers2018-06-27T00:35:35-04:00