12 Steps to Keep Your Holiday in Recovery

Tuesday, November 17th 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

The holiday seasons are a lively and joyous time, enriched by being together with family and friends. The holidays are often portrayed as an enchanting time when people reconcile and dreams come true. For some the blessing is the holidays only come once a year and last for a few short weeks. As the holiday season begins, it can also be very stressful. Old patterns of behavior emerge, stress levels rise, and our ability to cope and manage, can really be tested. The holidays can be fun, but they also can be a source of worry, not wonder. Tactics and steps to help manage and navigate the holiday pressure; especially with recovery, are often sought. This presentation is a means to help individuals, and families, in keeping recovery clean; serene and healthy. Being aware of steps that can be taken can help return the focus on joy in the season, and happiness at home. Following even a few of these steps, you’ll likely find yourself enjoying the holidays more this year than in any year past.

This is a free virtual event! You will be emailed a Zoom log in prior to the event.


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Vanessa Sommer MA, CAADC, ICAADC, is a Family Therapist in Caron’s Health Care Professionals Program. As the Family Therapist, she has implemented a distinctive family program for family members coping with their loved one’s addiction. Vanessa focuses on educating family members about the impact of addiction and gives them a voice in treatment. The role provides a liaison for the family members to feel connected to the treatment outcomes, while developing a therapeutic process that encourages support and useful tactics to help families restore healthy boundaries and connections. Vanessa received her master’s in Community and Applied Clinical Psychology from Rosemont College, PA.

For More Information Contact:

Jamie Chelius at jchelius@caron.org

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 17th 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM