Holiday Season: Tis The Season to be Perfect

Experts at Caron Treatment Centers Warn Rising Holiday Pressure Can Fuel Substance Misuse and Abuse

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Tis The Season to be Perfect
Experts at Caron Treatment Centers Warn Rising Holiday Pressure Can Fuel Substance Use and Abuse
Media portrays the holiday season as a happy time filled with festive foods and celebratory gatherings. However, for many, the season creates a whirlwind of pressure to send the perfect holiday card, throw the most memorable parties and give the best gifts. From client outings to family functions,...
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Tina George on how to minimize pressure and simplify the holidays
November 14, 2018 |
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Sam Smith on stress, holidays and addiction
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Pressure at Home for the Holidays: Overcoming the Myth of the Picture-Perfect Holiday and Finding the Gift of Joy
November 13, 2018 | Erin Goodhart

Pressure at Home for the Holidays: Overcoming the Myth of the Picture-Perfect Holiday and Finding the Gift of Joy

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The Holiday Season Leads to Unusual Behavior and Consequences
Dec 09, 2015

The Holiday Season Leads to Unusual Behavior and Consequences

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Holidays are harder when addiction is a guest. Ten ways to make it better

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 2017
Dr. Pole

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How to Cope When Your Holiday Guest Is an Alcoholic or Addict

U.S. News & World Report - December 2016
Dr. Garbely

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The Partnership - December 2016
Erin Goodhart

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A healthy relationship with the Holidays starts at home
If you have a loved one in recovery, the best gift you can give is your support. Make sure your home environment is warm and loving—one that won’t make the holidays even harder for those in recovery, or one who is still struggling with an active addiction.
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Faith, Gratitude and Renewal – by Matthew Owen
Jan 04, 2017
As the end of our calendar year draws closer, we approach a sacred time. These last months of the year are decorated with many holidays and celebrations. Although diverse in origin, common themes emerge from these celebrations such as faith, gratitude and renewal.
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Addiction and the Holidays
When a loved one is coping with addiction, the Holiday Season can present its own set of challenges for everyone involved. While thoughts of togetherness and celebrations ring true, the heightened feelings of stress, anxiety or depression are most worrisome for those in recovery or one who is still struggling with an active addiction.
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Home at the Holidays: A Counselor's Point of View
Adolescents, like all humans, are sentient beings--attentive, responsive, and most of all “thinking” beings. On some occasions, however, this gift of sentience appears to exacerbate rather than mollify emotional reactions in a home with addiction facing an approaching holiday season.
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You Went Overboard At The Office Party -- Now What?
Ah, the office holiday party. It’s that one occasion that helps bring you closer to your work colleagues, blow off some steam, and cut loose just a little. But sometimes, we cut loose just a little too much.
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The Miracle of Chanukah
While Chanukah happens only once a year, the message of the holiday is one that carries month over month and can, in many ways, mirror the themes of recovery – hope, dedication, faith and persistence
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