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Preparing myself for all the drinking Thursday

So apparently Wednesday is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. With Thanksgiving the next day that’s a lot of alcohol that will be in my face. I’ve gotten more comfortable with being around it. But it can be still be overwhelming. This is my 2nd sober Thanksgiving which is awesome, but those triggers the holidays bring make it challenging to be a recovering addict. But Thanksgiving is all about being grateful right? And getting sober has given me my life back, in fact a better version.

I know I need to reach out and talk through whatever is going on inside my head with my support system. How are you coping with what comes with the Thanksgiving festivities?

2 Replies to “Preparing myself for all the drinking Thursday”

  1. torry22 says:

    Congrats on 2 Thanksgiving sober!! Triggers are so hard, and I am sorry you have to go through that but good for you for talking about it! My situation is a little different, where my family doesn’t approve of me dating a black man, so he is not coming and makes me not even want to be there. But with the love and support I have with him and his family, and other family of mine that has no problem with it, I know I am going to be okay. I am coping it with surrounding myself with people who love me, and remembering its two hours out of my life with people who disagree with me.

    You can do it, I promise! You’ve gotten this far so you know you can do it through another thanksgiving. Great post and thanks for sharing!

  2. Sara says:

    It can be a lot of pressure. But guess what, Thanksgiving is over and you made it through. Granted there is still Christmas and all the other holidays but let’s take it one day at a time. Hey Sam how did your Thanksgiving go?!

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