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Non-Alcoholic Beverages During the Holidays are Better than Eggnog and Rum

Our alcoholism wasn’t fun at the end. Part of the reason we chose sobriety and the lifetime journey of recovery is because we knew, in our heart of hearts, drinking could not be good again. We lost our power over alcohol and our lives became completely unmanageable under the influence of it. Moving through our recovery, we can remember the times when drinking was fun and many of those memories might involve the holidays. Holiday memories of drinking might also include times that were not fun and brought us, as well as others, pain. Still, a curious thing happens as the alcohol draws near. Due to the obsession of craving which is part of the nature of alcoholism, we might find ourselves feeling like we are missing out by not being able to partake in holiday beverages. The truth of the matter is this: there is an opportunity to take a drink every day and every day we actively choose not to take one. Holiday beverages are of no special exception. We have to realize that it is the many years of conditioning these drinks to be special that cause part of our craving. The other part is just our alcoholism.

Thankfully, our recovery gives us plenty of tools to recognize, acknowledge, and cope with our untimely cravings for alcohol. Cravings for alcohol does not mean we are going to relapse or that we aren’t doing ‘good enough’ in our recovery. Cravings for alcohol remind us that we have once lived with a chemical dependency on drugs and alcohol. To rebuild our mind, body, and brain, we recondition our memories by creating new ones. The holidays do provide a special occasion for that by allowing us to get creative with non-alcoholic beverages to delight our tastebuds, allow us to not feel like we are missing out, and remind us that recovery is as good as ever.

Non-alcoholic Holiday beverages

  • Peppermint Hot Chocolate
  • Rum-less Eggnog
  • Hot Caramel Apple Cider
  • White Hot Chocolate
  • Pumpkin Spice Anything
  • Marshmallow Milkshake
  • Sparkling Apple Cider

 

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