December 18, 2018

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, spoke with Insider about the struggles that those with addiction face during the holidays and how loved ones can help.

“The holidays can be challenging for anyone, whether they suffer from addiction or not,” said Dr. Weinstein. “Family, for example, can bring about stresses that may trigger relapse in a person in recovery and could exacerbate substance use for someone in active addiction.”

There are a number of hurdles that those with addiction, as well as their family and friends, must navigate, which can be found at this link.