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11 Tips to Get You Through the Holidays Without Drinking

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 12: For much of America, binge drinking and holidays go hand in hand. For someone who's in recovery or simply trying to take a break from booze, the transition from December into January can be a minefield of gatherings, parties, stress, rekindled relationships and/or family drama — all of which make temptation that much harder to resist. It is, however, possible to survive the holidays sober if you plan, prepare, and strategize.

THE GIFT OF SOBRIETY

For much of America, binge drinking and holidays go hand in hand. For someone who's in recovery or simply trying to take a break from booze, the transition from December into January can be a minefield of gatherings, parties, stress, rekindled relationships and/or family drama — all of which make temptation that much harder to resist. It is, however, possible to survive the holidays sober if you plan, prepare, and strategize.

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