Ren in Sobriety
December 7, 2023

Staying Clean and Preventing Relapse During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of celebration and joy, but they can also be a difficult season for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Stress, tense emotions, high expectations, social demands, year-end career targets, and other factors combine to add additional pressures on those in recovery, pressures that could become overwhelming and lead to relapse.


Julie in Interventions
December 2, 2021

Should I Wait to Do an Intervention Until After the Holidays?

No matter the time of year, only one certain time is best to do an intervention. That time is as soon as possible.


Julie in Dealing with Addiction
December 16, 2020

10 Reasons Why It’s a Bad Idea to Hold off Addiction Treatment Until after the Holidays

Don’t wait until after the holidays to ask a loved one to get sober.


Ren in Sobriety
December 13, 2018

The Holidays Are Here, Do You Have An “Accountabilibuddy“?

The holidays can be a stressful time. We get it. Gifts, close family members, extended family, in-laws, work parties, church events, Christmas cards, decorations, emotions, memories, it all combines every year around December, and it tends to have mixed effects on all of us.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
December 30, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead Issues Message in Remembrance to Those Lost to Addiction

During the holiday season this year, the staff and students of Narconon Arrowhead are busy celebrating with a variety of activities. They kicked off the holidays with a Deck the Halls party, where everyone helped to decorate the building and hang ornaments on the large Christmas tree in the lodge.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
December 22, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead Discusses Drug Abuse Dangers During Holiday

Many people who have already been struggling with a substance abuse problem go over the edge into having a full-blown addiction. Others are already addicts but experience an increased level of bingeing over the holidays.


Karen Hadley in Narconon
December 11, 2014

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Clients & Families Held at Narconon Arrowhead

Many people who consider getting into rehab so that they can finally quit abusing drugs or alcohol hesitate to do so during the holidays. They don’t want to miss out on everything, or maybe they are concerned about letting their loved ones down by not being there for Thanksgiving or Christmas.


Sue Birkenshaw
December 8, 2014

Finding Rehab During the Holiday Season

Each year as the holidays approach, families may postpone their efforts to get a loved one to rehab. It may be that families are so desperate to see a loved one who was lost to addiction that they don’t even want to think about sending him (or her) away.


Sue Birkenshaw in Narconon
December 3, 2014

Narconon Arrowhead Offers Advice to Prevent Holiday Alcohol Abuse

Thanksgiving dinner often sees guests drinking heavily before, during and after the meal, and then the alcohol keeps flowing at parties, through Christmas and up to New Year’s Eve. Here are several tips to safeguard your loved ones’ health and happiness over the holiday season.