Your Sober Holiday Survival Guide

man pouring wine into a glass on a holiday dinner table, a potential dilemma for those needing a sober holiday survival guide

The holidays can be stressful, especially for those of us in recovery. Whether that is recovery from substance use, food addiction, co-dependent relationships, or pretty much anything at all (I believe that we are all in recovery from something), the holidays can put a stress on our recovery journeys. Even good stress can be challenging.

Because of this, I wanted to create a resource that can help guide your journey in recovery through the holiday season—or any season—you might find yourself in. In these pages, you will find a quick sober holiday survival guide that will walk with you through the challenges of the season.

In this guide, you will learn to:

  1. Understand your holiday triggers
  2.  Respond in 4 healthy ways
  3. Support others who are struggling

Click here for your free guide.


We never have to do life alone, friend. I am so glad we are on this journey together! Wishing you joy, peace, and continued sobriety this holiday season.

With hope,

Caroline Beidler, MSW

For a great book on addiction recovery, visit Caroline Beidler’s site to grab a copy of The Downstairs Church, Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma of Recovery. 

(Photo by Nicole Michalou)

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