Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tips for living safely on the edge during holidays | for young people

Often, alcoholics and addicts use the holidays for relapse. But hey, us addicts use any excuse to drink and drug! They used to say in the groups, "I drank because it was a holiday, or a rainy day, or a work day or Saturday  Sunday, Monday....

Yeah, we drank and used because we are addicts! that's the long and the short of it. So read this article from Dove Tree Ranch...A few good tips for the that young person in recovery.

Tips from The Ranch at Dove Tree for living safely on the edge during holidays | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: "The holidays don’t have to be predictable. In a sincere attempt to lighten up, Jack Britton suggests ways to spice up December:
Often the holidays offer face time with relatives who grew up in a different era. Dive below the surface and actually get to know Grandma. Who was her first crush? (Fidel Castro!) What did she get away with as a kid? (Armed robbery!)"

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  1. Thanks Shelly for drawing this article to my attention. I am going to have my daughter read it. And thank you for keeping up on the postings. It means a lot to me.

  2. The holidays for me always feel safe because it reminds me of all the good things in life. I love the smells (hot chocolate, pine trees, turkeys), I love the sounds (bells, white christmas songs), I love the smiles on people--when I drank all I liked was the next drink coming to me...

    No christmas is not living on the edge when you are living in sobriety!


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