The Recovery Place Advises on Alcohol and Drug Addiction During the Holidays
The holidays are often classified as “the most wonderful time of year,” but for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction they can be filled with stress, fear and increasingly destructive addictive behaviors. The Recovery Place Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center suggests seeking treatment as the perfect gift during the season of thanks and benevolence.
It is understandable to want to uphold the tradition of family togetherness and joy during the holiday season, but a household entrapped by alcohol and drug addiction is not welcomed by holiday joy, but rather shadowed with fear, dysfunction, pain and helplessness. The Recovery Place Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center fears the traditions of the holiday season will deter those struggling with addiction from seeking treatment.
The holidays are “the most wonderful time of year,” but for those struggling with addiction the exact opposite can be true. While families, friends and loved ones are gathering for holiday celebrations – a time when alcohol abuse is even more socially acceptable than usual – those struggling with addiction are at greater risk of reaching new lows in their disease.
While family togetherness is one of the highlights of the holiday season, some families and loved ones find themselves enabling addictive behaviors or deep in denial of the addiction to keep their loved one home for this special time of year.
The holiday season also brings a rise in drinking and driving, relapse rates, and depression. The Recovery Place understands these threats and seeks to educate the public about its holiday concerns, as well as counsel those in need of addiction treatment.
While putting off addiction treatment to enjoy the holiday season remains a common trend, the truth of the matter is that this is the perfect time of year to finally face this devastating disease. There is no greater gift than the gift of sobriety.
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