NO WILD TURKEY –
Nov. 17, 2023 – That doesn’t mean that you should invite disaster to your holiday gatherings, but you can consider appropriate precautions for health and safety. Sometimes, it simply isn’t safe to invite someone, but if your primary reason for excluding someone is based on fear that could be exaggerated, you may want to reconsider implementing appropriate boundaries and precautions instead of outright excluding the person.
Social support is a powerful resource for people struggling with addiction, so consider whether you really want to withhold that from someone during the holidays out of fear that could be mitigated. There is no one-size-fits-all boundary here, so it’s something to explore openly and honestly. What values do you want to embody? What messages do you want to send about how to respond to people who are struggling in their lives?