'Tis the Season'
I've seen a few posts about dealing with getting through the holidays when first trying to recover. I've had both total success and total failure this time of year. My best bet has always been using "Ah sorry, wish I could, but I'm taking _____ because of ________, and wish I could but I can't have any alcohol with it". It makes sense and it works, but I'm pretty sure I've used this the past 4 years (wonder why he always has this stomach thing in December).
Also had success when I order an obvious drink but have them (subtely as possible) virgin. No questions because it looks like I'm drinking while I'm not.
Just wondering if anyone else has some coping mechanisms, or a link to some. What I have done so far has been about 50-50, the goal is to bat 1.00.
"No one can tell what goes on in between
the person you were and the person you become.
No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell.
There are no maps of the change.
You just come out the other side.
Or you don't."
Stephen King, The Stand