Keeping those in addiction recovery in mind during holidays
For some, eggnog, buttered rum and other alcohol-spiked drinks are as much a part of the holidays as presents under the tree.
But what happens when there’s a family member or guest who is in addiction recovery?
The holidays can be stressful for just about everyone, but they can be especially tough for people in recovery and their families, said Vicki Nejtek, PhD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine.
But there are ways to reduce the stress of Christmas festivities and make the holiday celebrations more enjoyable for everyone. Here are some evidence-based suggestions from Dr. Nejtek: