Easy Ways to Regulate Alcohol Consumption on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for celebration and cheer. It’s also a time associated with increased alcohol use. This poses a challenge for people trying to stay sober on Thanksgiving.

There are a few ways you can prepare yourself for the Thanksgiving holiday. Whether you’re attending a small gathering or not, you don’t have to take a drink. The following tips to stay sober on Thanksgiving will help you decide how best to protect your recovery this week.

Choose your parties carefully or throw your own

It’s possible that you’ll be invited to more than one Thanksgiving party, in which case you should pick the one you know you’ll be most comfortable at. If you feel that you won’t be comfortable at any of the parties you’ve been invited to, then throw your own party. That way you can control the activities and have fun with fellow sober companions.

Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB)

Bringing your own beverage is a great way to stay sober on Thanksgiving. You don’t have to worry about what the host has to drink if you bring something yourself. 

Be the Designated Driver

You can further motivate yourself not to drink by offering to be their designated driver. When given the responsibility of keeping your friends safe, you’ll be able to focus on remaining sober.

Keep Support Close

Request a friend or family member to be available for you to call in case you need help at the party. Or, bring a sober date with you so you have constant support throughout the night.

Engage in other Fulfilling Activities

Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to attend a Thanksgiving dinner party. Volunteering is a great way to keep yourself occupied while doing good for your community. This will help to keep yourself away from alcohol and to have a gratifying experience.

Sources: https://www.peacevalleyrecovery.com/blog/sober-thanksgiving/

5 Tips on How to Stay Sober This Thanksgiving

Author: Pallabi Sinha

I am a Nutritionist with 6 years of expertise in the field. I have a knack of convincing people to switch to a healthier lifestyle.