9 Things You Should Never Say To Someone In Recovery

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And What To Say Instead

By Amanda Gardner

Original Source: health.com

It’s the holiday season. Shopping, tinsel, eggnog, cookies, people, parties, presents, alcohol. What could be better?

Maybe just about anything, if you’re in recovery, be it from drugs, alcohol, shopping, sugar, or something else. Certain ways of celebrating this time of year might be completely off limits–or only manageable in extreme moderation.

The holidays can be hard enough for people without addiction, but for those who do struggle, end-of-the-year festivities can be excruciating. “It’s a tricky time of year for a lot addictions because there’s a lot of stress,” says Sandra Davis, PhD, a psychotherapist in private practice in Pittsburgh.

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