Staying Sober During The Holidays

Tips from the staff at Corner Canyon Health Centers

1) Be proactive: make plans, don’t sit around and wait; take control of your schedule and fill your time and find people to connect with and activities to fill your schedule that are pleasurable and life affirming.

2) Go to 12 Step Meetings: Many of us “lived in the AA rooms” when we first got sober. It worked for us so we know it can work for you.

3) Sober Fun: It is possible! Engage in activities that you enjoy.

4) Connect: Spend time with loved ones that will help keep you accountable and provide support, especially around parties and other events where alcohol may be present.

5) Advocate: Share your individual needs and wants, don’t make people guess.

6) Reminisce: Reflect on previous years/last holiday season. How are things different?

7) Gratitude: Express gratitude by keeping a running list of people and things you appreciate.

8) Just another day: Don’t let the holidays take you out of a healthy routine. Find ways to maintain your daily sobriety routine, regardless of the holiday.

9) Coping Skills: Use your skills to help you thrive this season. Practice your breathing, meditate, be of service to others, take time to read a book or draw, go to the gym, etc…

Here are some other great resources to help you stay sober through the holidays!

If you need more support or a higher level of care reach out to (877)-71-SOBER

Author: Katie Thomas T.R.S., C.T.R.S.

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Liz is originally from lush green Washington State. She is a life enthusiast and a huge fan of people. Liz has always loved learning why people are the way they are. She moved to UT in 2013 and completed her bachelors degree in Psychology in 2016. After college Liz worked at a residential treatment center and found that she was not only passionate about people, but also administration. Liz is recently finished her MPA in April 2022. Liz loves serving people and is excited and looking forward to learning about; and from our clients here at Corner Canyon.
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