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Tips for Celebrating the Holidays with Recovering Family Members and Friends

Article from SMART Recovery by Peter Gaumond, Chief, ONDCP Recovery Branch

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According to Peter Gaumond, "This time each year can be stressful for anyone, but the holidays present a special challenge for people recovering from an addiction. Those in long-term recovery typically are adept at navigating the minefield of temptation at holiday social gatherings. But many of those in their first year of recovery, their friends, and family members wonder how best to celebrate the holidays safely, comfortably, and joyously."

Read this article to learn how to help those in recovery get through the holidays.

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Keywords

  • Recovery
  • holidays
  • Family
  • Christmas
  • Thanksgiving