Pills and Skills Recovery with Dr. Chris Maria

Dealing with a Relative Who Drinks Too Much During the Holidays

December 10, 2021 Dr. Chris Maria Season 3 Episode 11
Pills and Skills Recovery with Dr. Chris Maria
Dealing with a Relative Who Drinks Too Much During the Holidays
Show Notes

In today's show I talk about ways to deals with a relative who drinks too much during the holidays.  Some suggestions are: 

  1. Acknowledge your feeling and how their drinking makes you feel. 
  2. Start a Conversation using "I Feel" Statement . . .I feel frustrated or embarrassed when you . . . I want you to . . . 
  3. Manage Holidays and Celebrations - You have a right to choose not to invite a relative who becomes disruptive when they are drinking. 
  4. Protect Others - especially children
  5. Decline Drinking Together and 
  6. Seek Help 

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