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New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Explores Link Between Holiday Stress and Alcohol & Drug Abuse


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

As the holidays draw near, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important question that will be relevant to millions of people over the coming days and weeks: does holiday stress amplify alcohol and drug abuse?

“While many people look forward to the holidays and can’t wait to settle in with family and friends, give and unwrap presents, and eat and drink to their heart’s content and perhaps a bit more than that, for other people the holidays are a much darker time; even dreadful,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, some of these people feel that the only way they can cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol — which temporarily and artificially makes them feel better or in control, but without question a slippery slope that always ends very badly for both the individual and his or her loved ones.”

The Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog post also highlights some common holiday-related triggers that recovering and former addicts should be aware of and, if possible, steer clear of as well. These include:


Attending holiday parties that offer ample amounts of alcohol
Spending more time with specific family members with whom they have unresolved emotional issues
Feeling peer pressure from friends and others who keep telling them to “loosen up and have a good time” by drinking or (less commonly but still prevalent) using drugs
Experiencing the adverse symptoms of Seasonal Affect Disorder as the days grow shorter and colder
Feeling isolated and alone, which can lead to sadness and depression

Added Per Wickstrom: “People who are currently struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction, or who have a history of such struggles, need to be extremely cautious and extra aware during and after the holiday season. This isn’t easy, but it can be done if they have the willpower to say no, the self-discipline to stay in control of their alcohol consumption, and the wisdom to connect with friends and peer groups who support their sober lifestyle – rather than steer them away from it.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/holiday-stress-amplify-issues-alcoholism-drug-abuse/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Explores Link Between Holiday Stress and Alcohol & Drug Abuse


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

As the holidays draw near, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important question that will be relevant to millions of people over the coming days and weeks: does holiday stress amplify alcohol and drug abuse?

“While many people look forward to the holidays and can’t wait to settle in with family and friends, give and unwrap presents, and eat and drink to their heart’s content and perhaps a bit more than that, for other people the holidays are a much darker time; even dreadful,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, some of these people feel that the only way they can cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol — which temporarily and artificially makes them feel better or in control, but without question a slippery slope that always ends very badly for both the individual and his or her loved ones.”

The Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog post also highlights some common holiday-related triggers that recovering and former addicts should be aware of and, if possible, steer clear of as well. These include:


Attending holiday parties that offer ample amounts of alcohol
Spending more time with specific family members with whom they have unresolved emotional issues
Feeling peer pressure from friends and others who keep telling them to “loosen up and have a good time” by drinking or (less commonly but still prevalent) using drugs
Experiencing the adverse symptoms of Seasonal Affect Disorder as the days grow shorter and colder
Feeling isolated and alone, which can lead to sadness and depression

Added Per Wickstrom: “People who are currently struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction, or who have a history of such struggles, need to be extremely cautious and extra aware during and after the holiday season. This isn’t easy, but it can be done if they have the willpower to say no, the self-discipline to stay in control of their alcohol consumption, and the wisdom to connect with friends and peer groups who support their sober lifestyle – rather than steer them away from it.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/holiday-stress-amplify-issues-alcoholism-drug-abuse/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Explores Link Between Holiday Stress and Alcohol & Drug Abuse


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

As the holidays draw near, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important question that will be relevant to millions of people over the coming days and weeks: does holiday stress amplify alcohol and drug abuse?

“While many people look forward to the holidays and can’t wait to settle in with family and friends, give and unwrap presents, and eat and drink to their heart’s content and perhaps a bit more than that, for other people the holidays are a much darker time; even dreadful,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, some of these people feel that the only way they can cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol — which temporarily and artificially makes them feel better or in control, but without question a slippery slope that always ends very badly for both the individual and his or her loved ones.”

The Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog post also highlights some common holiday-related triggers that recovering and former addicts should be aware of and, if possible, steer clear of as well. These include:


Attending holiday parties that offer ample amounts of alcohol
Spending more time with specific family members with whom they have unresolved emotional issues
Feeling peer pressure from friends and others who keep telling them to “loosen up and have a good time” by drinking or (less commonly but still prevalent) using drugs
Experiencing the adverse symptoms of Seasonal Affect Disorder as the days grow shorter and colder
Feeling isolated and alone, which can lead to sadness and depression

Added Per Wickstrom: “People who are currently struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction, or who have a history of such struggles, need to be extremely cautious and extra aware during and after the holiday season. This isn’t easy, but it can be done if they have the willpower to say no, the self-discipline to stay in control of their alcohol consumption, and the wisdom to connect with friends and peer groups who support their sober lifestyle – rather than steer them away from it.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/holiday-stress-amplify-issues-alcoholism-drug-abuse/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







Teen Rehab Center CEO Releases Answers to Top Five Questions on Prescription Drug Abuse


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Prescription drugs are the second-most abused type of drug, after marijuana. The abuse of prescription drugs has risen by 33 percent since 2008, putting more and more teens in danger. Yet, due to a lack of education, this issue is continually overlooked.

Eighty percent of parents talk with their teens about the dangers of common street drugs, but only 15 percent address the dangers of prescription drug abuse with their kids. In order to help parents better understand the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among teens, Johnny Patout, CEO of New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has answered the five most common questions posed by parents.

1. How dangerous is prescription drug abuse? “In short, extremely,” said Patout. “More teens die from prescription drug overdoses than from heroin and cocaine combined. Prescription drugs are just too easy for teens to access. Sixty percent of teens who abuse these drugs have free access to them via friends and relatives. Parents must realize the commonality of this issue and learn how to take the proper precautions against it.”

2. Which prescription drugs are commonly abused? “Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and morphine have skyrocketed in the last decade,” said Patout. “According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, 5 million of the 7 million people who reported abusing prescription drugs said they were abusing a pain reliever. Additionally, Benzodiazepines like Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium are also massively overprescribed and stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD have escalated in use greatly. Many of these drugs are prescribed unnecessarily for small problems. The excess of these drugs in the hands of teenagers leads to abuse of them.”

3. What if my teen is prescribed a pain reliever or ADHD medication? “The key to dealing with these drugs is monitoring them when they are in the home,” said Patout. “Parents need to keep track of the pills as the teen takes them and not leave extras in the house. It is a good idea to lock up all prescription drugs in the home, even those prescribed to kids. If a parent feels their teen is falsely claiming to be suffering from pain in order to obtain a pain reliever, they should consult a medical professional immediately.”

4. What are “pill parties? “Pill parties are gatherings where teens each bring an assortment of pills,” said Patout. “The pills are then piled together and attendees help themselves. Also called ‘skittles parties’ or ‘pharm parties,’ these gatherings are incredibly dangerous. Teens don’t know what they are taking and could be ingesting lethal combinations of drugs. Sometimes, they will mix alcohol with the drugs, only serving to increase their risk of an overdose. These parties point to the rampant amount of prescription drugs available today.”

5. What should I do if I discover my son or daughter abusing prescription drugs? “The first step is for parents to know the signs of prescription drug abuse so they can keep an eye out for them,” said Patout. “These include changes in appetite, grades, sleeping patterns, mood, personal hygiene and energy level. Side effects will vary depending on what they are taking. If a parent confirms their teenager is abusing prescription drugs, they should explain that prescription drugs are not safe just because a doctor prescribed them. If they believe the drug use is habitual and becoming destructive, it is important to consult a health professional or a teen rehabilitation center. Prescription drug abuse should not be ignored or taken lightly.”

For more information on teen drug addiction and recovery, please visit http://www.newbeginningsshc.com/ or contact a New Beginnings representative at 888-706-1870.

About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com.







Could iPads Be the Answer to Curbing Drug Abuse?

USA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

A November 25 article from the Cincinnati Business Courier includes a fascinating study from a local university, which is investigating whether or not the humble iPad could be used to prevent prescription drug abuse – an ongoing problem across the US.

Academics at the University of Cincinnati are examining whether tablets that have facial recognition tools installed could help doctors to determine whether or not patients are taking prescribed medications as instructed. This ensures that they aren’t using them for recreational reasons which could affect their recovery.

The software could also reveal when a patient is not taking a drug that’s designed to help addicts gradually wean themselves off an addictive substance. During the trial, Suboxone has been used, which is a drug commonly used to help opiate addicts overcome their dependency. However, a black market has emerged for these drugs, and many people decide to sell on their dosage to others.

It’s hoped that this iPad tool could help addicts to successfully complete their rehabilitation without cutting corners – as if they are using the drug incorrectly, it puts them at a greater risk of entering into a relapse.

A spokesperson said: “Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates have quadrupled in the last 15 years. Overall, the economic cost of opioid abuse is estimated to exceed $ 55 billion annually.”

It’s thought that the tool will also have greater uses for ensuring that patients suffering from other diseases are on the road to recovery. A researcher added: “It could also be used in the future for monitoring medication adherence in patients being treated for infectious diseases such as TB and AIDS. Such untreated patients represent a dangerous reservoir for infecting nearby healthy individuals.” The app could be rolled out if the results are seen to be promising, and doctors will also be able to use the tool on their iPhones.

At Harbor Village, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information about our rehab facility, please call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261







Could iPads Be the Answer to Curbing Drug Abuse?

USA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

A November 25 article from the Cincinnati Business Courier includes a fascinating study from a local university, which is investigating whether or not the humble iPad could be used to prevent prescription drug abuse – an ongoing problem across the US.

Academics at the University of Cincinnati are examining whether tablets that have facial recognition tools installed could help doctors to determine whether or not patients are taking prescribed medications as instructed. This ensures that they aren’t using them for recreational reasons which could affect their recovery.

The software could also reveal when a patient is not taking a drug that’s designed to help addicts gradually wean themselves off an addictive substance. During the trial, Suboxone has been used, which is a drug commonly used to help opiate addicts overcome their dependency. However, a black market has emerged for these drugs, and many people decide to sell on their dosage to others.

It’s hoped that this iPad tool could help addicts to successfully complete their rehabilitation without cutting corners – as if they are using the drug incorrectly, it puts them at a greater risk of entering into a relapse.

A spokesperson said: “Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates have quadrupled in the last 15 years. Overall, the economic cost of opioid abuse is estimated to exceed $ 55 billion annually.”

It’s thought that the tool will also have greater uses for ensuring that patients suffering from other diseases are on the road to recovery. A researcher added: “It could also be used in the future for monitoring medication adherence in patients being treated for infectious diseases such as TB and AIDS. Such untreated patients represent a dangerous reservoir for infecting nearby healthy individuals.” The app could be rolled out if the results are seen to be promising, and doctors will also be able to use the tool on their iPhones.

At Harbor Village, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information about our rehab facility, please call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261







Could iPads Be the Answer to Curbing Drug Abuse?

USA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

A November 25 article from the Cincinnati Business Courier includes a fascinating study from a local university, which is investigating whether or not the humble iPad could be used to prevent prescription drug abuse – an ongoing problem across the US.

Academics at the University of Cincinnati are examining whether tablets that have facial recognition tools installed could help doctors to determine whether or not patients are taking prescribed medications as instructed. This ensures that they aren’t using them for recreational reasons which could affect their recovery.

The software could also reveal when a patient is not taking a drug that’s designed to help addicts gradually wean themselves off an addictive substance. During the trial, Suboxone has been used, which is a drug commonly used to help opiate addicts overcome their dependency. However, a black market has emerged for these drugs, and many people decide to sell on their dosage to others.

It’s hoped that this iPad tool could help addicts to successfully complete their rehabilitation without cutting corners – as if they are using the drug incorrectly, it puts them at a greater risk of entering into a relapse.

A spokesperson said: “Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates have quadrupled in the last 15 years. Overall, the economic cost of opioid abuse is estimated to exceed $ 55 billion annually.”

It’s thought that the tool will also have greater uses for ensuring that patients suffering from other diseases are on the road to recovery. A researcher added: “It could also be used in the future for monitoring medication adherence in patients being treated for infectious diseases such as TB and AIDS. Such untreated patients represent a dangerous reservoir for infecting nearby healthy individuals.” The app could be rolled out if the results are seen to be promising, and doctors will also be able to use the tool on their iPhones.

At Harbor Village, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information about our rehab facility, please call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261







Could iPads Be the Answer to Curbing Drug Abuse?

USA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

A November 25 article from the Cincinnati Business Courier includes a fascinating study from a local university, which is investigating whether or not the humble iPad could be used to prevent prescription drug abuse – an ongoing problem across the US.

Academics at the University of Cincinnati are examining whether tablets that have facial recognition tools installed could help doctors to determine whether or not patients are taking prescribed medications as instructed. This ensures that they aren’t using them for recreational reasons which could affect their recovery.

The software could also reveal when a patient is not taking a drug that’s designed to help addicts gradually wean themselves off an addictive substance. During the trial, Suboxone has been used, which is a drug commonly used to help opiate addicts overcome their dependency. However, a black market has emerged for these drugs, and many people decide to sell on their dosage to others.

It’s hoped that this iPad tool could help addicts to successfully complete their rehabilitation without cutting corners – as if they are using the drug incorrectly, it puts them at a greater risk of entering into a relapse.

A spokesperson said: “Fatal overdoses from prescription opiates have quadrupled in the last 15 years. Overall, the economic cost of opioid abuse is estimated to exceed $ 55 billion annually.”

It’s thought that the tool will also have greater uses for ensuring that patients suffering from other diseases are on the road to recovery. A researcher added: “It could also be used in the future for monitoring medication adherence in patients being treated for infectious diseases such as TB and AIDS. Such untreated patients represent a dangerous reservoir for infecting nearby healthy individuals.” The app could be rolled out if the results are seen to be promising, and doctors will also be able to use the tool on their iPhones.

At Harbor Village, a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, individualized programs have been developed by a team of medical experts to help clients achieve recovery from both drugs and alcohol. Located in Miami, Florida, the facility allows each client to experience detoxification in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including a beautifully furnished suite complete with satellite television, over an acre of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a friendly, knowledgeable staff.

For more information about our rehab facility, please call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Explores Link Between Holiday Stress and Alcohol & Drug Abuse


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

As the holidays draw near, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important question that will be relevant to millions of people over the coming days and weeks: does holiday stress amplify alcohol and drug abuse?

“While many people look forward to the holidays and can’t wait to settle in with family and friends, give and unwrap presents, and eat and drink to their heart’s content and perhaps a bit more than that, for other people the holidays are a much darker time; even dreadful,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, some of these people feel that the only way they can cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol — which temporarily and artificially makes them feel better or in control, but without question a slippery slope that always ends very badly for both the individual and his or her loved ones.”

The Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog post also highlights some common holiday-related triggers that recovering and former addicts should be aware of and, if possible, steer clear of as well. These include:


Attending holiday parties that offer ample amounts of alcohol
Spending more time with specific family members with whom they have unresolved emotional issues
Feeling peer pressure from friends and others who keep telling them to “loosen up and have a good time” by drinking or (less commonly but still prevalent) using drugs
Experiencing the adverse symptoms of Seasonal Affect Disorder as the days grow shorter and colder
Feeling isolated and alone, which can lead to sadness and depression

Added Per Wickstrom: “People who are currently struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction, or who have a history of such struggles, need to be extremely cautious and extra aware during and after the holiday season. This isn’t easy, but it can be done if they have the willpower to say no, the self-discipline to stay in control of their alcohol consumption, and the wisdom to connect with friends and peer groups who support their sober lifestyle – rather than steer them away from it.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/holiday-stress-amplify-issues-alcoholism-drug-abuse/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Explores Link Between Holiday Stress and Alcohol & Drug Abuse


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

As the holidays draw near, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is asking a critically important question that will be relevant to millions of people over the coming days and weeks: does holiday stress amplify alcohol and drug abuse?

“While many people look forward to the holidays and can’t wait to settle in with family and friends, give and unwrap presents, and eat and drink to their heart’s content and perhaps a bit more than that, for other people the holidays are a much darker time; even dreadful,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, some of these people feel that the only way they can cope is by turning to drugs and alcohol — which temporarily and artificially makes them feel better or in control, but without question a slippery slope that always ends very badly for both the individual and his or her loved ones.”

The Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog post also highlights some common holiday-related triggers that recovering and former addicts should be aware of and, if possible, steer clear of as well. These include:


Attending holiday parties that offer ample amounts of alcohol
Spending more time with specific family members with whom they have unresolved emotional issues
Feeling peer pressure from friends and others who keep telling them to “loosen up and have a good time” by drinking or (less commonly but still prevalent) using drugs
Experiencing the adverse symptoms of Seasonal Affect Disorder as the days grow shorter and colder
Feeling isolated and alone, which can lead to sadness and depression

Added Per Wickstrom: “People who are currently struggling with alcohol or drug abuse or addiction, or who have a history of such struggles, need to be extremely cautious and extra aware during and after the holiday season. This isn’t easy, but it can be done if they have the willpower to say no, the self-discipline to stay in control of their alcohol consumption, and the wisdom to connect with friends and peer groups who support their sober lifestyle – rather than steer them away from it.”

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/addiction/holiday-stress-amplify-issues-alcoholism-drug-abuse/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/