BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As the holidays approach, American Addiction Centers (AAC) releases 10
Parties, dinners, social gatherings and other celebrations can all make maintaining sobriety more challenging during the weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year. One recent study prepared by AAC found that for those recovering from addiction, feelings of stress, anxiety and depression -- all potential triggers for relapse -- are more common during the holidays. That study also found that roughly 29 percent of Americans drink more during the holidays, and while that may be brought on by celebration, research has found that there is a strong link between the overconsumption of alcohol and depression.
"It doesn't matter if you're newly sober or years into recovery, the holidays can be a challenging time for many people with the disease of addiction," said Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, AAC Chief Medical Officer. "But with a little preparation, a happy, fulfilling and sober holiday season is much easier."
AAC's 10 Tips to Staying Sober During the Holiday:
The holidays can be a stressful and difficult time, so it's important to be aware of the triggers and strategies needed to keep anxiety stress and addiction under control. If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help. If you or a loved one are struggling with addition, call (866) 665-8980.
About American Addiction Centers American Addiction Centers (NYSE: AAC) is a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We currently operate substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States. These facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at AmericanAddictionCenters.org or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.
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