Addicted?  Holidays Can Be Tough.  Here Are Ten Tips to Make Them Easier.

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Holidays are often particularly difficult for people in recovery from addiction.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, in particular, have long been considered the Bermuda Triangle of addiction, where drugs, alcohol and family issues often intersect in what’s described as a “perfect storm.”

For many in recovery, the holidays can bring intense pressure to feel good, look terrific, be in a perfect relationship and be generally jolly when in fact things may not be so good.

If you’re someone in recovery – or have a loved one in that position, there are things that can be done to help make the holiday season safe and more enjoyable.

Here are ten tips you may find helpful:

For those in recovery

For families

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