Saturday, December 9, 2017

New on the Sober Mom's Guide Blog!

Avoiding Triggers and Relapse
During the Holidays for Sober Moms

Dear Joseph,

I hope you are enjoying your holidays and you've been able to stay somewhat sane. For many years in my sobriety, I struggled to stay sober during the holidays. I was so stressed out, and everywhere I went alcohol was freely flowing. Trying not to turn to alcohol to get some relief from the chaos seemed impossible. I've written another blog with tips to help any sober mom who may be struggling. If you are a sober mom or know any sober moms, I hope you find this helpful.

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Holiday,

"Recovering from an addiction is tough enough, but when you throw in the tremendous responsibilities of motherhood, resisting cravings and remaining abstinent—much less enjoying the rewards of the holidays—can seem like an impossible challenge."
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In response to the unaddressed needs of sober moms, I wrote A Sober Mom's Guide to Recovery - Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids(Hazelden 2015). I recently created the website to provide sober moms practical and proven tools for enhancing their recovery every day.

On the website, I offer free resources, a sober moms community membership, eourses, books, and coaching. My mission is to help sober moms enhance their recovery and teach them how to create a life beyond their wildest dreams.

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