For some, the holiday season can be the closest they come to alcohol, parties, or socializing in groups in a while. When trying to stay sober, this can be a triggering time, as so many get-togethers offer alcohol as a drink or even as a gift. Cravings can turn into a relapse, but they don't have to. Learn how you can safeguard your sobriety during this time of year.

5 Ways to Have a Sober St. Patrick's Day

Sober on the biggest drinking day of the year? Don't worry. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and prioritize recovery with a few simple tips.
Drug Addiction

Tips For Smoothly Attending a Holiday Party While in Recovery

Holiday parties can bring extra stress for people in recovery. Learn tips to plan ahead, minimize the risk of relapse, and remain committed to sobriety during the festivities.

All the Ways I’m Thankful I’m Sober

For people in recovery, Thanksgiving should be a time of reflection and gratitude. Be thankful for your sobriety and the loved ones that support you.

How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Without Alcohol

Valentine's Day can be overwhelming, especially when you're sober, but it doesn't have to be. In this interview, Jesse Wright, a recovery coach at Mountainside who is in recovery himself, shares his tips for enjoying the day (and dating in general) without alcohol.
Mental Health

How to Manage Holiday Stress

Are the holidays stressing you out? You are not the only one. From gift-giving to meal prep and everything in between, feeling overwhelmed is natural. However, this does not have […]

Dry January: 5 Ways Your Body Changes When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Want to start the new year on a healthier note? Here are five ways in which taking part in Dry January can change your body for the better.

5 Things to Do Instead of Drinking This New Year’s Eve

Giving up alcohol doesn't mean you have to miss out on the celebration. Here are 5 ways to enjoy New Year’s Eve while safeguarding your sobriety.

This Holiday Season, Say Goodbye to Stress

Whether you are trying to safeguard your sobriety or enjoy the holidays, creating a healthy balance is important. Here are tips to help you have a stress-free holiday.

4 Ways to Support Your Loved One's Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays can be difficult for those in recovery, as many celebrations involve drinking. Learn how to help your loved one have sober fun during this time.
Family Wellness

Four Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time for those new to recovery. Learn four simple tips to help you safeguard your sobriety and help you have a safe and happy holiday.

Avoiding Holiday Stress for Your Recovery

The holidays can be a hectic time that brings added pressures for people in recovery. Learn about common stress triggers and how to stay committed to your sobriety year-round.