Great discussion on the dangers of the holidays for those suffering from substance abuse. Addicted individuals who are trying to stay away from drinking find it extra hard during the holidays not to drink. Parties, others drinking and sometimes depression can all lead to drinking scenarios or other drugs. It is important to be mindful of family who suffer from substance abuse in planning parties. Have alternative options available for them and try to avoid putting them in tempting situations if possible.
The article, “Holidays a dangerous time for those with substance abuse” by Pam Bordelin states,
“Alcohol remains the most abused substance, with more than 15 million Americans suffering from alcohol use disorder. But quickly gaining ground are opioids. Officials have declared an opioid epidemic, a statement backed up by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. According to CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield, it’s the “public health crisis of our time.”
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