family having Sober Holidays

How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

Stress increases during the holidays, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a result, it becomes challenging for individuals battling substance abuse and mental health-related issues to cope. Family members can be a source of emotional pain. Since the holidays are primarily about creating time for family, it can push you into chronic stress and relapse…

A woman refuses an alcoholic drink as she talks about what is sobriety

What is Sobriety?

What is sobriety? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), the definition of sobriety is simply not being intoxicated. Furthermore, the manual explains that sobriety is more about the absence of drinking problems, not about abstinence. This distinction between abuse and abstinence is important in the field of addiction treatment. What…