Navigating the Holidays in Recovery
Article from Harvard Health Publishing by Peter Grinspoon, MDPeter Grinspoon, MD
According to Dr. Peter Grinspoon, "For people in recovery from substance use disorders, such as from opiates or alcohol, the holidays can be a time of unique and profound stress. Part of this stress is related to the freely flowing alcohol that can be found at many holiday events, and another aspect is often related to complex interactions with family members who can be “triggers” for dark and uncomfortable feelings that can even threaten one’s hard-won sobriety."
Read this article to learn how to deal with the stress of the holidays while in recovery.