As it stands, the holiday season can be quite a stressful time. Not only are we often returning home to visit with immediate and extended family (regardless of how dysfunctional they might be), but we often have to entertain, spend time (and money) choosing the perfect gifts and engage in many other holiday-related activities and events that might prove to be more chaotic than “cheery.” this holiday season, there will be an added element of stress as we continue navigating a post-COVID world. For those of us who are in addiction recovery, regardless of how much time we have under our belts, this specific time of year is often especially triggering, and we need to make sure that we have all of our relapse prevention techniques solidly in place. It is, of course, completely possible to stay sober during the holidays – it just isn’t always easy, and this year it might be particularly difficult. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of helpful tips and tricks that will allow you to stay sober and content over the holidays without ever compromising the quality of your recovery.