ADDICTION AND THE HOLIDAYS
If you are the family member of an addict and are struggling with the idea of getting your loved one help, especially during this holiday season when so much is going on, I hope this message finds you.
It’s the time of year when families across the country attempt to take a step back and find the things in which they are thankful. Gratitude is given for things like food on the table, family, friends, health, our freedom and so on.
The holidays I remember as an addict are very different. There is no nostalgia when thinking about the tensions my addiction brought to Thanksgiving dinner, or the pain I saw in my parents’ eyes when I would see them for Christmas.
The Holidays can be an extraordinarily stressful time of year for a lot of families. There are families who deal with the regular anxieties of the Christmas Season.