'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.
"With my big black boots and an old suitcase
I do believe I'll find myself a new place
I don't want to be the bad guy
I don't want to do your sleepwalk dance anymore
I just want to see some palm trees
I will try and shake away this disease"