Three Ways to Avoid The Temptation of Alcohol This Holiday Season

In my post last week, I mentioned the challenges of coping with the holidays. I’d like to share some ideas with you that I think will help take you away from bad habits this holiday season:

  1. Get plenty of sleep and exercise. Proper rest and being active helps you handle the extra stress of the holiday season.
  2. Design your ideal day. Sit down and think of a perfect day, think of the things you would do from the moment you woke up until the moment you go back to sleep. Where would you work, where would you be, what would you wear and with whom would you spend your time. Thinking of the life you want can be a powerful trigger to help you evaluate your current activities and habits.
  3. Do something completely different. Take a walk through your neighborhood to view holiday decorations, go on a picnic or visit a museum. Familiarity can be a trap, especially around the holidays. When you are trying to drink less, it’s difficult to keep the same social schedule or routine without reaching for a drink.

Through the use of anti-craving medication and our proven Freedom From Alcohol Method ® we’ve helped so many make it through the holidays without excessive drinking. If you need help now, please consult your doctor or contact me to learn if our program is the right one to help you curb excessive drinking.

3 thoughts on “Three Ways to Avoid The Temptation of Alcohol This Holiday Season

  1. thanks for the post.
    your tips are great to get through the holidays.

    The 2nd one I try to practice at least monthly.
    What is my perfect day? What would make me happy today? I don’t always get to do it but they are always worth striving for. This way I know what makes me happy!

  2. Just as Mike said I think we can all benefit from the second suggestion. Thank you so much for this post. Sobriety is not easy, but it is one day at a time is the best way to approach it. Alcoholism treatment is an important step.

  3. I know this was posted last year, but the holiday time has come around again. It is one of the hardest times of the year for alcoholics like myself trying to stay on the wagon.

    My strategy is not to go to any parties/gatherings etc. over the holiday season, my family know my weakness (there’s a good euphemism) so no problem there. Basically I become a bit of a recluse for the months of December and January- a small price to pay for my sanity.

    Thanks

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