Christmas can be a difficult time of year for anyone who struggles with alcoholism. There are countless parties and social events, many of which seem to revolve around alcohol. If you are new to sobriety, facing this holiday may feel especially difficult – but if you are prepared you can get through it and, most importantly, have fun!
Take a look at the below tips to help you tackle any potential hurdles over the festive period:
Don’t attend every event
When you get invited to events, you may feel like you need to say yes to every one to feel social. Remember to prioritise your well-being though and think about what the party is likely to be. If you suspect it will turn into an all-nighter fuelled by alcohol, it may be in your best interest to decline this year. There is no need to decline every invitation, but keep in mind that overcommitting yourself can lead to stress and this can be triggering in...