I will only be attending family events this holiday season. I wont put myself in that situation. Now that i think about it this will be my first holiday season clean!!!!!
I agree...increasing meetings and staying away from the friends who drink and drug can help for sure..depression sets in for many and that can be a big trigger for some...after my divorce i tended to get depressed this time of year for a long time...u know i had not even thought about it this year so maybe i wont!
Fortunately none of my close friends drug at all...drinking yes..but drinking has never been my bear either...course i am older and pushing 50 so i know the younger crowd is around more of this stuff...be safe,,,i think increasing meetings is a wonderful idea and if i feel depression setting in then i will try that as well
Just thought it would be nice to have everyone at least take a moment and think about what they will do when the situation arises. I think it is important to be prepared with what actions to take when it happens.
I plan on increasing my AA/NA meeting attendance, and skipping parties that have people I don't get along with or that annoy me...which is a trigger for me. Simply saying thanks but no thanks. And one more thing.....Not to take on more responsibilities than I can handle.
i am not sure of your situation as far as addictions and the alcohol goes...i personally have no problem with a social drink, but would not put myself in a position where i would be faced with drugs at a party. its just to dangerous to my recovery. and remember that many a oerson has relapsed due to having a few social drinks and not thinking clearly. please be very careful of the invites you accept. sorry, i didnt mean to give the impression of a snotty biotch, i just know my limits.