Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery

Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery The holidays are just around the corner and, with only a few weeks to go until the festivities begin, many individuals dealing with addictions may be thinking that now would be the worst possible time to finally get treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you or your loved one needs treatment for addiction sooner than later, we’ve put together some of the most common holiday barriers to recovery and how to overcome them. Holiday Barriers to Recovery: Sacrificing One for Many The holidays are a wonderful time of year full of love, tradition, the spirit of giving and coming together with family. It could be a sad thought for many to realize that they might not be around to celebrate this year if they decide to go to treatment, and this is seen as a major deterrent. “I will wait until after the holidays” — does this sound familiar? The important thing to remember is that the holiday season will be here every single year until the end of time. As long as November and December exist, there will be holidays. The same cannot be said for people struggling with addiction. Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease and fatalities are climbing. An overdose, drunk driving incident, or other types of fatal situations are a harsh reality. Sacrificing one holiday season to be able to celebrate a lifetime more could save lives. Logistics One barrier that is difficult for people struggling with addiction is ...
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