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The holidays are upon us, which means lots of occasions to celebrate with family and friends. Are you planning to host a holiday gathering this year? If you are, in addition to choosing how to decorate your home and planning the menu, you get to decide what types of beverages you want to offer your guests. This means it is your decision whether or not to serve alcohol.

There are lots of fun and festive non-alcoholic drinks that are sure to be enjoyed by all. For some quick and easy recipes, check out this short guide, Party Planning Tips for an Alcohol-Safe and Drug-Free Holiday Season to Remember. You can also offer bottled or sparkling water, tea, or coffee.

Offering non-alcoholic beverages is just one way to celebrate the holidays in a healthier and safer way. For more tips on how to enjoy the holidays, click here.

Have a safe and healthy holiday season!

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an intern in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

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