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Staying Sober at Holiday Parties

Staying Sober at Holiday Parties

The annual holiday party is something many people look forward to, but holiday parties can be difficult for someone who has worked through recovery.

Believe it or not, you can have fun at holiday parties while sober. At Banyan Treatment Centers, we know the tricks to staying sober at holiday parties. If you’re attending a holiday party without drinking alcohol and seeking support in staying sober, we encourage you to browse some of our tricks to not just get through, but also enjoy your office holiday parties.

Why Companies Are Holding Holiday Parties Without Drinking

Many businesses are choosing dry holiday parties this year. There is less overhead when the drink menu only includes nonalcoholic Christmas drinks, and there are fewer human resources risks associated with a sober party. Many companies are also choosing sober holiday office parties because of the increase in sobriety among employees. As more people enter and complete treatment, it becomes awkward to host parties that contain alcohol.

If you need help treating alcoholism or if you would like to establish a corporate recovery program, call on our team at Banyan Treatment Centers. Call 888-280-4763 to learn how we can help.

The Fun of Attending a Holiday Party Without Drinking Alcohol

  Even if you’re not attending strictly sober holiday parties, you can be successful in staying sober at holiday parties, even parties where alcohol is served. There are many things to do instead of drinking at parties, including:

  • Starting new sober holiday traditions that don’t involve alcohol
  • Drinking nonalcoholic drinks or mocktails
  • Keeping your hands full with water or snacks so people do not offer you a drink
  • Participating in holiday games or celebrations instead of hanging out by the bar

Remember, staying sober at holiday parties depends on your dedication to your sobriety. Attending a holiday party without drinking alcohol can seem terrifying, especially if you’re newly sober, but you can stick to your sobriety and still enjoy the festivities. Remember to stay in contact with your sponsor, support system, and alumni network to stay on track.

Getting Help for Sobriety from Banyan Treatment Centers

  At Banyan Treatment Centers, we are here to help you with your recovery. If you are working through recovery, or if you are wondering how to begin the process of getting sober, we encourage you to reach out to our team.

Call 888-280-4763 today for your free insurance verification and to learn more about the rehab process.

Alyssa who is the National Director of Digital Marketing, joined the Banyan team in 2016, bringing her five-plus years of experience. She has produced a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. Through strategic marketing campaign concepts, Alyssa has established Banyan as an industry leader and a national household name.