Relapse Prevention

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Supporting Your Loved One in Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays are a fun and exciting time to visit with friends and family and partake in traditions and festivities. However, this can also be a very difficult time for those in drug or alcohol addiction recovery due to emotional and physical triggers as well as the usual holiday stress. As a friend or family member to someone working on their recovery, you may be wondering what you can do to help them stay sober during the holidays.

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Relapse Prevention Plan Example: Avoiding Relapse During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of the year that is jam-packed with celebration, fun, great food, and togetherness. However, in regards to substance abuse, it can be triggering for some individuals. This could be true for a number of reasons. Sometimes an individual might have to relive a tragedy that occurred during the holidays; for others, entering the holiday season just means celebrating with drinking, which can get out of hand quickly.

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