By Don Stacom
Original Source: courant.com
Although it’s festive for so many, the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Year’s period can be a dangerous time for recovering drug addicts and alcoholics, says Daniel Millstein, director of the Farrell Treatment Center in New Britain.
“You can think about the holidays like the Bermuda Triangle. In addiction, stress is one of the real triggers — and there can be a lot of stress in the holidays because of family relationships that you have to navigate,” Millstein said Tuesday.
As a substance abuse therapist, Millstein is familiar with the twin dangers of the holiday season for addicts: anxiety or stress from being with family, or isolation from being alone.
His tips for successfully negotiating the season will be...click here to continue reading