‘You Got This’: Maintaining Recovery during the Holidays
For many individuals in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs), the holidays are filled with high-risk situations. This episode provides science-informed advice to assist individuals, as well as spouses/partners, family members, and friends, to prepare for holiday situations that may be recovery-aversive and includes:
- a brief review of the definitions of recovery, recovery benchmarks, and high-risk situations to establish a common language regarding recovery support;
- the Five G’s, which are tips that can be used to manage recovery-averse situations; and
- a discussion of tools/activities that can be applied in real-life situations.
Most importantly, the overall theme of this episode is to provide encouragement that, by doing some preparation, maintaining recovery during the holidays can be navigated and managed.
Host: Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC
Guest: Daniel Fred, MS
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