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Sobering statistics Part 2

November 30, 2013
Mike Philhower , The Times Observer

The holiday season has begun and this tends to be a busy time of year for many of us. Family and friends joining together to celebrate and catch up with those they have not seen for some time bringing joy, happiness, and laughter. Holidays may also bring a sense of sadness, pain, and anxiety, grieving loved ones that are no longer with us, stressing over financial burdens, or feeling the impact of relational conflicts. Individuals that struggle with drug and alcohol issues may find this time of year even more difficult to manage due to the increased stress and social pressures that exist. Family gatherings and holiday parties typically involve plenty of food and plenty of beverages, specifically alcoholic beverages.



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