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5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober

When the holidays are here that usually means that there will be holiday parties or gatherings where alcohol may be involved. A lot of people like to celebrate the holidays with alcohol. If your staying sober this holiday season, attending these events may be difficult. Erin Bahadur, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has some tips on how to stay sober during the holiday season. 

  1. Have a plan 
  2. Keep a non-alcoholic drink in your hand
  3. Set a time limit
  4. Have someone available to call 
  5. Be selfish

Click here to learn more about how to stay sober during the holidays. 


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