This article was originally posted to our website December 16, 2019.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but not for everyone. Facing the holidays while coping with an addiction can be daunting rather than jolly, and the constant pressure to measure up to the perfect holiday standard can be stressful. Family drama, office parties, financial strain, and other challenges can bring on feelings of anxiety and depression that are burdensome to deal with.
But the holiday season doesn’t have to be all bad. Finding ways to simplify your life can lead to a more peaceful celebration. By being proactive in managing stress and triggers, you can still enjoy yourself without going overboard. Linked below are some helpful articles on dealing with various struggles during the holidays.
Coping with Grief and Loss During the Holidays
A Dozen Ways You Can Support Someone in Recovery
Dealing with Holiday Perfectionism
Five Ways to Get Through and Even Enjoy the Holidays When Your Child is Suffering from Addiction
Holiday Survival Strategies for Coping with Grief
Managing the Seemingly Inevitable Holiday Season Stress
Stress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips for Coping
Tips for Protecting Your Sobriety during the Holidays and Preventing Relapse
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