Whether you are newly sober or have years of sobriety under your belt, the holidays can make it difficult to stay clean. Or maybe you're taking on sobriety as a new way to get healthy into the New Year. You may be constantly exposed to alcohol at office parties or family gatherings, or you might be facing triggers that caused you to drink or use in years past. Above all things, your sobriety and health should be your primary focus this holiday season—even if it means avoiding some events or people.
Here are five suggestions that might make staying sober easier for you this year: