How to Cope When Your Holiday Guest Is an Alcoholic or Addict
Article from US News by Ruben Castaneda
“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” says Beth Kane-Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. "Most Americans know someone with a substance abuse disorder," she says. "During the holidays, we need to be on guard to handle binge-drinking situations."
Use these strategies to try to ensure the season isn’t ruined or defined by an active alcoholic’s or addict’s behavior.