You made it through the Christmas holiday unscathed. Next, you have to overcome one of the biggest party nights of the year: New Year’s Eve. It’s important to stay proactive for a sober celebration before the temptations of champagne toasts take over. Whatever you do, try not to isolate yourself or assume parties aren’t the same now that you’re sober.
New Year’s Eve Triggers
Have you received multiple New Year’s Eve party invitations? Or perhaps the opposite, you may feel isolated because you don’t have the same friends you once had before your new life. At this time of year, you are either too busy or not busy at all. For most addicts, each extreme offers its own set of triggers you can prepare for.
Too Busy Triggers
- Friends’ parties
- Family parties
- Old friends visiting
Not Busy Triggers
- Guilt and shame
These triggers can be difficult to manage. The key is preparation, so there are no surprises. Having a relapse prevention plan in place is also important, especially during the holidays.
6 Ways To Combat Triggers
As you know, the holiday season is often times more difficult than the rest of the year. For addicts and non-addicts alike, Ney Year’s Eve comes with additional pressures that include drinking alcohol.
6 Ways To Stay Sober During New Year’s Eve:
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