Holiday Trigger Take Down

Triggers. Temptations. Pitfalls. They exist in copious amounts during the holidays. And they run the gamut! Diets are destroyed, political barriers are blown away, norms are tossed out the window, and a lot of that is accepted – even joked about – during this time of year. This sort of attitude toward temptation can be doubly horrid for someone who is on their sobriety or recovery journey. Addicts run into all manner of additional temptations during the holiday season, made worse by the fact that traveling, socializing, sleeping in guest rooms, etc. can all have a detrimental effect on the body and mind. We’ve put together a few tips to help you ensure that a Thanksgiving and Christmas season entered sober can be gone through and exited sober as well.