Tips for A Successful Thanksgiving When You’ve Got a Newly Sober Family Member at the Table
If you’ve ever invited a recovering addict to your home for the holidays, you know that it can be a risky proposition. One moment of weakness could lead your loved one right back to active addiction. What makes Thanksgiving especially risky? It’s the perfect storm of stressors — travel, extended family, toasting with alcohol, and the pressure of perfection. But there are ways to mitigate risk and make it a positive experience for everyone. Here are some ways that you can support your loved one in recovery while helping them feel included at Thanksgiving dinner.