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To drink or not to drink around sober people

Addiction is a three-fold illness: “Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.” Or at least so goes the common jest among some recovering persons this time of year. This witticism, however, reflects a more serious challenge that is faced by many recovering people as the holiday season festivities heat up and drinking takes a central and increa...

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How to avoid relapse during the holidays

There is great news for those recovering from addiction: A holly jolly holiday is still possible. Although you may experience some triggers such as being alone during the holidays, dealing with tenuous relationships and fending off constant offers of alcoholic drinks, you can stay sober this season with the help of these tips and tricks. Dr. Jeff N...

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