10 Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween in Recovery


By Elliott Redwine

Original Source: soberlink.com

Holidays are often a challenging time for people in recovery who are trying to stay sober. Increased events comes with increased opportunity to be in situations where alcohol is easily accessible. Halloween is a perfect example of this. It’s the first widely celebrated holiday to kick off a series of Fall and Winter events that often center around alcohol.

When there is heavy emphasis on drinking, it can feel impossible to stay sober on Halloween. Your level of discipline on this day often sets the tone for the rest of the holiday season. The following list will give you a few ideas to help you enjoy and champion the night sans drink.

1. Don’t stay home alone.

Staying home alone on a holiday can be difficult for most people, much less those in recovery. Your mind can be your worst enemy, and spending holidays alone can elicit feelings of depression and defeat. You’re more likely to approve having a drink if there isn’t anyone else there to hold you accountable and support your alcohol monitoring efforts.

Instead of staying home by yourself, change the…click here to continue reading