1-get support from Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, or D&A programs that offer service for families of substance abusers

2- continue to maintain necessary boundaries and refrain from compromising rules just because of the holidays

3- don’t allow guilt to organize your behavior

4- dont take on unnecessary responsibility for family members addiction

5- take care of yourself during the holidays

6- dont have unrealistic expectations just because it’s the holiday

7-be patient with the process of recovery (It Takes Time)

* for recovering person, holidays can be a triggers