Tips and Resources to Help You Maintain Your Sobriety Over the Holidays
By Kevin Maloney
December 20, 2011
Holidays can be an extremely stressful time of year. A lot of the stress is a result of added expectations from family and friends and LGBT individuals finding themselves in uncomfortable family situations.
In order to maintain sobriety it is important to be prepared and proactive during this time of year. Below is a list of things to keep in mind to make sure you're taking the proper steps to take care of yourself.
During this stressful time remember to take care of yourself. Maintaining your mental and chemical health is more important than getting to every holiday gathering you are invited to.
If you find yourself needing additional support or a recovery coach, call 800-547-7433!
Other resources below to help you through the holiday season ...
1) Holiday Season Survival Skills And Tips, from the Betty Ford Center
If you or a loved one is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, and are looking for an LGBT dual diagnosis treatment facility, contact the Pride Institute at 1-800-547-7433
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