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Here’s To A “Boos Free” Halloween

A little sugar has been found to work wonders for people in early sobriety. Please note that the key word in that sentence is “little.” As in moderation. If you’re in recovery you may laugh at the idea of having anything in moderation. Rest assured the rest of your fellows in recovery laugh with you. If a little is good then more is better. Regardless: Halloween is a wonderful time to reclaim your sweet tooth and reward yourself with some mini Snickers, Kit Kats, Twix…you get the idea.

Whether you’re taking your littles out trick-or-treating, handing out candy or curling up to watch a scary movie this Halloween remember to treat yourself to a little something sweet. It is not uncommon to be greeted at the door by an adult with a bowl of candy in one hand or a glass of wine in the other. Remind yourself that it’s okay to feel antsy if you are reminded of Hallows Eve’s past when you did the same.

Here are our top 5 tips for a safe, sober and fun Halloween:

  1. Stay sweet and cozy with this Spicy hot chocolate recipe
  2. Netflix and chill with these Halloween-appropriate scary movies
  3. Don’t go it alone!If you’ve watched your share of scary movies then you know that there is safety in numbers! Call some friends or hit a meeting but don’t go it alone if you’re feeling antsy!
  4. Be Helpful: If you have any friends planning to party tonight consider offering to be the designated driver. You’ll be doing your friends a solid and you’ll be amazed how good it feels to be of service.
  5. Get dressed up: Whether you love the holiday or tend to shy away from it all — challenge yourself to do something lighthearted and fun.
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