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Holidays and Eating Disorders

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3 Things People With Eating Disorders Need During the Holidays

It’s hard to think of the holidays without thinking of food and lots of it. During this season, there is plenty of togetherness for families, friends and coworkers and just about every get-together is centered around food. More food is prepared, provided and shared than anyone needs. For many people, it’s a time for extreme overindulgence.

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The Worst Days of the Year for Drunk Driving

When it comes to drinking and driving in the United States, not all days of the year are created equal. Certain days, most of them national holidays, see major spikes in the number of fatal road accidents that involve a person behind the wheel who is under the influence.

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Alcoholism: The Killer That Steals Fathers From Families

On Father’s Day, June 15, grown sons and daughters will return home from far and wide to celebrate with their dads. Meanwhile, younger children will surprise their fathers with homemade gifts and personalized cards that will be proudly displayed on refrigerator doors for weeks. Fathers will be treated to fantastic meals at home or in fine restaurants all across the land, as those who love and appreciate them the most will go the extra mile to show how deeply they care.

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Posted in Addiction Treatment

Why Get Treatment Over the Holidays?

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Over the years we have noticed that the Holidays can be a particularly challenging time for people who are struggling with addiction, eating disorders, or other mental health issues. The main reasons?

  1. Family obligations increase stress during the holidays
  2. People with these issues tend to come from families with similar issues, so the holidays bring up resentments as we relive the disappointments of the past
  3. People think they have to “duke it out” with the holidays and just deal with it rather than recognize this can be the perfect time to get the treatment you or your loved one needs. Waiting until “after the holidays” can simply extend your unhappiness; getting help can give you renewed hope for the new year.

There are a number of reasons seeking treatment during November and December can be ideal for many people.

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Posted in Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Drunk Driving Incidences Surge Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration. Families and friends gather together for meals, gifts, and festive drinks. Champagne toasts to the New Year, warm rum toddies near the fireplace, and glasses of red wine on the table often go hand-in-hand with the holidays. At the end of the evening, when guests make their way home on dark icy roads, too much alcohol in the system can turn a night of celebration into tragedy.

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