Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 2, 2009
Whether it's a cause for celebration or to relieve depression, drugs and alcohol are commonly accepted means to enhance holiday cheer or relieve holiday stress. For many of us overdoing a few drinks at the party and waking up with the subsequent throbbing headache and ill mood the next morning are about all there is to it. We go on with our lives and spend the next few days of the New Year recovering from our holiday "cheer".
However, what about the loved one who spends most of the holiday tying one on with the rest of us, but is truly addicted? How do we distinguish the two?
Narconon is offering a three-part holiday series on the cycle of addiction, barriers to recovery and solutions for those struggling with substance abuse.
The series will cover the three main barriers to successful recovery; guilt, cravings and depression and how these barriers can be more prevalent during the holiday season and will also offer tips on how to get someone help who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The barriers to successful recovery can be very real. With the added financial stress, time pressure, relatives visiting as well as memories of past periods of depression holidays can appear to be the source of gloom for some. But is it the holidays to blame?
The truth is, for an addict, depression, cravings and guilt actually manifest themselves after the person becomes addicted, not before.
Especially during this time of the year is vital concerned family members be informed of the cycle of addiction and know the signs of, "Is my loved one just having a good time or is he/she addicted." Often times at holidays it is too easy to overlook a son or daughter or family member's ongoing addiction as just engaging in some holiday cheer.
Addiction has a definite cycle it follows and the progression into it can be gradual and masked.
Narconon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating drug abuse and drug addiction through drug prevention, education and rehabilitation. Narconon's drug rehabilitation program has been helping addicts since 1966 and has a success rate of over 70% for permanent recovery from addiction.
The Narconon drug rehabilitation program achieves results, with the majority of our graduates going on to live stable, ethical, productive, drug-free lives. These Narconon graduates, whether drug-free for ten, twenty or even 40 years, demonstrate the success and results because of this unique method of treatment.
Getting informed on addiction and substance abuse recovery is one of the the first steps in helping a loved one recover from the ravages of drugs and alcohol abuse. Contact Narconon today at 877-237-3307 to get help now.