The Council will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018, in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
SOME TIPS FOR COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS
Most Holidays that involve a lot of parties and alcohol are also higher trigger days for individuals in addiction recovery to maintain his or her sobriety. It is important to avoid high trigger situations, but if you find yourself at a holiday weekend event, there are some steps you can take to maintain your sobriety while also enjoying the festivities.
Bring Your Own Non-Alcoholic Beverages Some activities often involve alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great food, and parties without a beer or cocktail. By bringing your own non-alcoholic beverages not only do you let your host know you’re not going to partake in alcohol, but you also have a beverage you enjoy!
Choose the Right Kind of Weekend Celebrations If you are invited to one of the weekend celebrations focusing more on alcohol, kindly decline the invite and find another gathering more supportive of your sobriety and the safety of you and your family.
Bring a Supportive Friend Having a friend that is aware and supportive of your decision is like having an additional safety net.