5 Important Reminders To Make Holiday Sobriety Easy

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By  The Fix Staff

Original Source: thefix.com

With the right priorities, getting through the holidays sober is no problem.

Before Jordan Blumer got into 12-step recovery, he drank and used drugs to make the holidays more bearable.

“Drugs and alcohol make me feel comfortable in all situations. I used to feel like I needed to use drugs and alcohol to have fun and fit in,” Blumer said. “The problem is that I have no control over how much I will do.”

Now, Blumer has been sober for years and he’s realized that the holidays don’t have to be a high-stress time of year, as long as you keep your sobriety the top priority. Working as the admissions coordinator at Deer Hollow Recovery and Wellness Centers, a treatment center in Draper, Utah, Blumer encourages others with his no-nonsense approach to holiday sobriety.

“The holidays are as tough as one makes them,” he says. “My experience shows that it’s actually not challenging to stay sober during the holidays so long as I am doing the work that is required to stay sober.”

Here’s are Blumer’s tips for staying sober this holiday season…click here to continue reading

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