Starting New Sober Holiday Traditions
Traditions are a big part of the holiday season. Toasts at dinner, loaded eggnog on Christmas Eve, and plenty of wine during Chanukah.
If you’re newly sober and celebrating the holidays after completing Boca Raton detox programs and treatment, it’s important to find your place in the holiday celebrations while sticking to your sobriety. Whether you’ve been sober for 10 days or 10 years, the holiday season can be very challenging on sobriety. At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we’re sharing tips for developing new, sober holiday traditions. With a new sober take on holiday traditions, you can be a part of the celebrations without compromising your sobriety.
Switch Up Your New Year’s Drink of Choice
When it comes to drinking during the holidays, new years is typically the holiday associated with the heaviest amounts of alcohol consumption. A new sober holiday tradition is to switch up your new year’s drink. Consider a classic root beer, or other fizzy drinks. There are also many mixed drinks which don’t involve alcohol, bringing great flavors without challenging your sobriety.
Get Charitable & Refocus the Meaning of the Holidays
All too often, people get wrapped up in the wrong idea of the holidays. What is supposed to be a season of togetherness becomes one of excess. Refocus the meaning of the holidays by starting a new sober holiday tradition, such as a party where everyone donates to charity rather than purchasing gifts for one another. With a new focus of the celebrations, the entire tone will shift to one of gratefulness rather than excessive eating, drinking, or gift-giving.
Make Your Own Grape Juice
So many holidays involve wine, and grape juice is a flavorful sober option on these occasions. You can get the entire family involved by making your own grape juice for the holiday season. This is a great sober holiday tradition that involves the whole family, making sobriety a fun family affair.
Get Crafty for More Thoughtful Gifts
Rather than gifting alcohol, start a new tradition of making gifts for your loved ones. Handmade gifts are far more thoughtful than anything that can be purchased in a store.
We hope these tips make the holidays easier when it comes to staying sober. Getting and staying sober for the holidays is the best gift you can give yourself.