How to handle stress and addictions during the holidays

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The holidays are a time to eat, drink, and be merry but if you’re a recovering addict the season for cocktails, parties, and good times can be a tough one to navigate.

“The holidays are a stressful time, and many people find that using a substance is a way of coping with stress, said Behavioral Health Consultant Scott Silverman.

1.Keep Stress Under Control-Meditate-go for a walk. Breath.
2. Lean on Your Support System-family-friends-recovery engagement.
3. Spend time with family and friends- put your phones down talk to each other Listen to each other.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help-support. If feeling overwhelmed talk about it.
5. When Listening. Try. I hear you tell me more. Don’t be judgmental

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