Holidays

Addiction, Case Studies, Drugs, Relapse, Treatment

Happy Renewal Year!


A vintage illustration of the holiday season’s end depicts a wizened old man alongside a diapered baby. These are classic representations of the year almost gone and the new year aborning: Out with the old, in with the new. Painful memories can make the holidays a time of despair, but we shouldn’t allow the past to

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Addiction, Relapse

Happy (& Sober?) Holidays


Ahhhh, the holidays. For many of us, the one time each year that we gather with the entire family (parents and siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins, distant cousins, great uncles, those aunts and uncles that aren’t even related to us, yet always seem to be around, step-everythings, in-laws!?… you get the idea) to celebrate the

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Sobriety For Your New Year


Resolutions and goals. Parties, family and alcohol. It is that time of year, again.  Approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, stopping smoking, better money management and debt reduction.” – Psychology Today The excitement of a resolution can die off quickly. Making resolutions

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The Lure of Substance Abuse Relapse During Holidays


Halloween opens the door to a stream of holidays that can be potential quicksand for anyone in recovery. Routines are interrupted, family gathering overflow with the abundance of food and drink, and stress levels rise. Holidays Can Be Relapse Triggers “Alcohol and drug use are often exacerbated during the holidays, especially on Christmas and New

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