get addicts and alcoholics help for the holidays

Your holiday plans are under way, but there’s an X factor involved that threatens to throw everything into chaos: A loved one with a drug or alcohol problem. This deep into November, those plans are coming into focus. Perhaps you’ve dragged the storage bins of Christmas decorations out of the attic. You’ve planned your Thanksgiving…

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getting clean and sober before the holidays

While New Year’s Day is often considered the opportunity to make fresh starts and big changes, there are plenty of reasons to get clean and sober before the holidays arrive. The clock is ticking, obviously: November is already here, but retail stores around the country have had Christmas decorations on display since the summer. Some…

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For recovering addicts and alcoholics, the holidays can be stressful occasions. Although relapse isn’t a requirement, it does occur. According to figures from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of those who have what’s medically defined as a substance use disorder will relapse at some point. While there’s no scientific…

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