If you recently stopped drinking alcohol, or have recently completed an alcohol addiction treatment program or detox protocol, getting through your first Sober Thanksgiving with friends and\/or family is an accomplishment to be proud of. However, before the celebration takes place, the party-like atmosphere needs to be experienced without a drop of alcohol. Here are some tips to help you get through your first Sober Thanksgiving. First Comes The Wednesday Before Thanksgiving Deemed as "Blackout Wednesday", the night before Thanksgiving is a huge holiday in itself for those who want to meet up with friends or family they don't normally see throughout the year. Therefore, this night is often seen as the "biggest party night of the year".\u00a0 While going out to see those you care about is an exciting prospect, consider having them come to your place instead of going to a bar. This takes away the temptation of ordering an alcoholic beverage when you are more concerned about enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving. If friends insist on your presence, bring along someone else who knows about your struggle to stop drinking to remind you about your progress throughout the evening. The need to remain sober during this excursion along with you. Enjoy Alternate Sources Of Entertainment Keeping yourself distracted during the Thanksgiving holiday helps to keep you from drinking. Make plenty of plans with others who do not drink themselves to engage in all types of entertainment where alcohol is not present on the premises, if possible. Activities, where you keep your body moving, provide you with much-needed exercise rather than possible health issues. Spending time with those you care about also helps in keeping your mind off of drinking. Make sure to alert everyone about your progress and encourage them to keep you occupied with activities you enjoy during your first Sober Thanksgiving. Consider Being The One Who Keeps Others Safe A worthy activity that keeps you from drinking during the Thanksgiving break is being the designated driver for others you care about. Let your friends and family members know about your desire to keep them safe from harm while they party for the holiday. This is best done with another person who does not drink as well. They provide encouragement for your services and help you remain focused on your successful Sober Thanksgiving. When you bring your friends or family out and about, consider staying in your vehicle rather than going inside an establishment where alcohol is being served. Give each person who needs a ride your phone number to call when they are ready for transportation. Alternately, order non-alcoholic beverages and keep yourself situated in an area away from others drinking alcohol. Get Help For A Successful First Sober Thanksgiving If you are in the beginning stages of stopping drinking, help is available for a successful Sober Thanksgiving this year. Reach out to Lucida Treatment Center for assistance. We provide clients with several services all focused on treating addiction successfully. Our services for alcohol addiction include the following: \tMedical alcohol detox program \tMental health treatment programs \tPsychodrama therapy program \tCognitive-behavioral therapy program \tDialectical behavior therapy program \tFitness therapy program Our professionals are ready to assist in getting you alcohol-free so you enjoy a Sober Thanksgiving and beyond. Give us a call at to find out more about the services we offer at our treatment center. Live a vibrant life in recovery. A better life awaits.