addiction during the holidays Tag

This year marks another holiday season in recovery that I'm getting to experience. As I got to New Life House just one short week before Thanksgiving initially, my first time through the holidays in recovery was awkward, uncomfortable and unnerving to say the least. But before then I was reluctant to even be present.

The holidays are supposed to be a time of serenity and love where the family comes together. But active addiction during the holidays is business as usual, with manipulation, selfishness and chaos overshadowing the season’s festivities.