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Secrets for Staying Sober at Holiday Parties

For those who are newly sober this holiday season after leaving alcohol addiction treatment, the pressures and challenges that come with holiday parties and celebrations can be hard to navigate.

You may be worried about maintaining your sobriety when you will inevitably be surrounded by alcohol at a holiday party. It’s possible to enjoy the many celebrations that occur during this time while also keeping your recovery efforts on track. Our Christian drug rehab provides tips for staying sober during the holidays while still having fun. It’s okay to feel anxious as parties start to creep up. We can help you plan in advance for a successful holiday season!

Don’t Go Empty Handed

Chances are, you will be surrounded by people drinking at your next holiday party. You should hold on to a cup filled with water or soda so that others will not feel obligated to offer you a drink. You won’t feel pressure or anxiety to fit in when you have a drink in your hand.

Have an Exit Plan

If you are worried that you will feel uncomfortable or even triggered at a holiday party, it’s important to have an exit plan. You must remove yourself from the situation when cravings are present, and your friends and family members should be understanding of your decision. You don’t have to explain yourself to the guests when your sobriety is on the line. Call people from your support network so that they can help you navigate your struggles.

Find the Sober Activities

When you arrive at a holiday party, go straight to the sober activities that are present such as the food station or holiday games. By staying occupied and engaged in activities, your mind won’t be focused on the guests that are drinking. You can still enjoy the company and atmosphere while staying sober at any holiday party.

Our Christian drug rehab wants you to know that you can still attend holiday parties if you are sober. Make sure that you are prepared for the triggers and that you have a plan for how to manage them. Contact Faith in Recovery today at 888-280-4763 for more information on the faith-based addiction treatment programs we provide.


If you or your loved one is struggling from substance abuse, it’s time to get help. Contact our Christian drug rehab today at 888-280-4763.