The holidays can be stressful, especially for those of us in recovery. Whether that is recovery from substance use, food addiction, co-dependent relationships, or pretty much anything at all (I believe that we are all in recovery from something), the holidays can put a stress on our recovery journeys. Even good stress can be challenging.
Because of this, I wanted to create a resource that can help guide your journey in recovery through the holiday season–or any season–you might find yourself in. In these pages, you will find a quick survival guide that will walk with you through the challenges of the season.
In this guide, you will learn ways to:
(1) Understand your holiday triggers
(2) 4 ways to respond in healthy ways
(3) Support others who are struggling
We never have to do life alone, friend. I am so glad we are on this journey together!
Wishing you joy, peace, and continued sobriety this holiday season.
Caroline Beidler, MSW