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Holiday Gatherings from the Nondrinker’s Perspective

In addition to the very good and comprehensive list of tips provided by our Nov 22 blog post from my colleagues Barbara Bowe and Shawn Healy, you may enjoy listening to this perspective on sober holidays from Sarah Hepola, the author of Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget, a brief recent segment of the NPR Fresh Air broadcast. (Click the Play button to hear Sarah, or read the transcript.)

To those of you who have no problem with alcohol: if you are involved in any way in planning a festive gathering – such as your law firm’s holiday party — author Hepola notes that it is surprising how little thought party hosts tend to give to providing appealing non-alcoholic beverages. These days most hosts offer some healthy food choices like carrots and dip, slices of fruit. So where’s the Perrier and fruit juce?

All of us at LCL wish you and yours a healthy and fulfilling holiday and new year.

Jeff Fortgang, Ph.D.

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