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  • Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktails for the Holidays

    Looking to get into the spirits without getting into the spirits? These festive mocktails are here to help. Here are some of our favourites from years past: Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch (Modified from here) A fizzy and refreshing taste of the season that’s super easy to make! In a punch bowl or large pitcher, stir together: … Continued

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    Perspective: My Sober New Year’s Eve

    by Carlos Herrera I’m happy I know how to turn down my drinking buddies on the biggest partying night of the year. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. This New Year’s Eve, when the clock hits midnight, millions of people will kiss their significant others, drink champagne and raise a toast to a lovely year … Continued

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    New Year’s Eve Tips for Those in Recovery

    Remember, alcohol is not needed to have fun. You can stay strong and abstain from drinking on New Year’s Eve by having a solid game plan, reminding yourself of why you stopped drinking, relying on AA meetings and your sponsor, and surrounding yourself with people who won’t be drinking on New Year’s Eve.

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    Perspective: Present for the Holidays

    If I had continued drinking there was a very good chance I would not actually have been here to write this today. My addiction would have robbed my family of a father and husband. It would have been a much different holiday experience for my wife and children had I not been able to be here with them to share in the joy.

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    Perspective: The Magic of Holiday Fellowship

    I go to many parties and events related to this season but most are recovery related, with no drinking or drug use. I simply enjoy being around people in recovery much more these days. However, at family functions and other situations where there is drinking, my sobriety comes first. If I am finding that I am getting overwhelmed by the situation, I have the right to leave if necessary.

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    Holiday Recovery Tips

    When you’re early in sobriety — or just going through a rough patch — the holidays can look pretty scary. All the hoopla, financial stress, the prospect of family get-togethers, being out of your comfort zone, or maybe the idea of spending the holidays on your own: these are all triggers for fear.Here’s some collected wisdom to help keep you clean and sober this holiday season.

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