Addiction and Navigating the Holidays – eightWest Interview

Sanford Founder Rae Green sat down with eightWest host Terri DeBoer to talk about all things addiction, recovery and the holidays. Rae offered tips to welcome (not dread) the upcoming festivities while maintaining recovery. Tips include establishing sober boundaries and planning ahead.


What is the most wonderful time of the year for most people can feel like a marathon for those in recovery. Particularly those in early recovery… the key is to anticipate emotional pitfalls and put some self-compassionate bubble wrap around yourself.  Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC


To hear the entire interview, click below:

Addiction and navigating the holidays 


And for an article listing 10 tips to manage recovery in the holidays click below:

Welcoming the Sober Holidays – 10 Tips to Make them Manageable



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