The holidays can be a difficult time for people in recovery, especially newcomers.  Here are a few tips to help you cope:  1)  Don’t isolate – stay connected to the 12 Step Program by attending more meetings, calling your sponsor and getting together with sober friends  2)  Avoid social events which might jeopardize your sobriety – don’t go or leave early  3) Be grateful – write out a daily gratitude list.  Remember, a grateful alcoholic won’t drink!  Even sober people can enjoy the holidays!