The holidays are a difficult time for many individuals. Adolescents who have recently graduated form treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction are at high risk for relapse. Individuals who have had a history of suicide attempts and or feelings and those dealing with feelings of self harm, anxiety or deal with distorted eating are also at high risk for relapse. The holidays may seem like lights, presents and family to most. Unfortunately for many, family celebrations create stress, fear and resentment.
It is important to make a concerted effort to take care of yourself during this time.