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Guide to Spending New Year’s Eve Sober in a Pandemic

There’s no denying what a crazy and hectic year 2020 has been. As we reach the end of the year there’s a feeling of relief as we hope for a better year to come. However, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly isolating holiday for a sober person and can be even more challenging with the COVID-19 restrictions in place. Don’t let the pressure around…

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Avalon’s Staff Picks for Favourite Festive Treats

It’s that time of year again! December is time for celebration and with that comes delicious goodies, so we at Avalon got together to share our favourite holiday treats.   Remember to let yourself enjoy holiday treats without guilt while staying true to yourself and your recovery. Add some magic to the holiday season with these fun and festive recipes.  Leanne – Centre Manager, White Rock  Caramel Apples  Ingredients:  Store-bought…

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7 Tips for Maintaining Sobriety over the Holidays

Written by Natasha Roop The holidays can be a challenging time for those who have substance use disorders. During a “normal” holiday season, one is usually plagued with numerous holiday parties. With that comes the copious amount of alcohol and the challenges surrounding how to navigate this. However, this holiday season will be much different from what…

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How to Combat Loneliness During the Holidays

how to combat loneliness during the holidays

Written by Natasha Roop   The holidays can be a challenging time of the year for many people. Add to the mix sobriety and a worldwide pandemic, and you have yourself a difficult situation to navigate. For many of us, this holiday season will look completely different than it usually does. With numerous government restrictions…

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Celebrate the Holidays with Avalon

Celebrate the Holidays with Avalon

It’s that time of year again and while the holidays look a lot different this year, we want to come together (safely of course!) to make it as wonderful as possible.  With the holidays approaching, we have a list of virtual events and activities all December long!  All events are for women (trans-inclusive) who are in recovery and some events are open to family members as well.   Stay connected…

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Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and while the sounds of cheerful Christmas music and the glistening lights make it seem like the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can also be one of the most stressful and overwhelming times of the year.  This year can be especially difficult for people struggling with addiction and mental illness. We tend to put…

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