The Holiday season is in full swing, and it doesn’t only bring joy and cheer–it can also bring loneliness, extra family time, risky parties…the list goes on. Needless to say, the holidays can be a tough time for folks in recovery. But don’t despair; as we learned last month during our Holiday Twitter Chat with our friends and co-hosts at The Fix, there are plenty of fun and healthy ways to have a sober celebration—all it takes is a support system. A sense of humor doesn’t hurt, either!
We started off the chat by asking our 70 participants about how the holidays can trigger substance abuse. Then, we delved into a variety of topics, including 24-hour holiday meetings, advice for parents of returning college students, and the best and healthiest ways to cope during the holidays. Overall, the chat – our first to reach over a million Twitter users – was a tremendous success.
Click here to read a full transcript of this informative discussion. And happy holidays!
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