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It can be hard to soberly maneuver holidays.

So, we're equipping you with tips and a lucky charm of our favorite mantras that are a little funny, a little sarcastic, and 100% true. Sign up to receive that and more goodies, below.

Did you know?

By origin, St. Patrick's Day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland.

But here in Chicagoland, it's more realistically a celebration of alcohol and partying.

Here at Serenity House, we get that.

So, how does one celebrate sober? Does sobriety mean ditching the holiday entirely?

These are popular questions—and good ones!

There are changes that you can make to shift an actively addicted lifestyle to a truly present one.

Here are our top 4 tips for enjoying a sober St. Patrick's Day.

1) Every time you flex your "recovery muscle" it gets stronger, meaning you're building strength with every healthy decision. Hit the "emotional gym" and just say no.

2) There is more out there than what you "know." Remember there's a world beyond the bottle. Who ever said you can't chuckle like a happy leprechaun at a funny movie as means of celebration, anyway?

3) Bake someone a treat infused with a little green food coloring. It's a kind gesture that makes life a little sweeter for everyone.

4) Read something funny. And honest. And real. Because living in reality means never being alone.

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