For some, holidays are a time of joy, but for many others (especially the newly sober), they are a time of great stress and anxiety.
For some reason, summer always strikes me as a tough season to stay sober. Maybe because of the energy it brings, or the increased number of cook-outs and drinking that goes on. Granted, I didn’t need the summer excuse to get my drink on, but I’m certain I used it anyway. If you are new to sobriety, or if you’re like me and get a little nostalgic, here are 10 tips for a sane and sober summer.
The year I got sober, I spent the holidays in treatment. I missed the opportunity to spend time with family and friends because I was focusing on me. It felt like the most selfish thing in the world,… Read More