It’s that time of the year where you are gathered around the table, sharing what you are thankful for and enjoying a meal with your family and friends. Laughter, family, friends, peacefulness, and love are the focus. It is a blissful moment in time with family and friends as you take a few sips of your favorite wine or beer.
Unfortunately, not every person or family experiences these Thanksgiving moments. For many, Thanksgiving brings varying levels of stress, family tension, and holiday anxiety. This is especially true for families where one or more family members struggle with addiction or alcohol misuse. Manage these emotions and situations during the holidays with these helpful tips:
For more information, please contact your local Substance Abuse Counseling Center (SACC). SACC offers a variety of prevention, intervention, and nonmedical counseling services that can promote individual and operational readiness of Marines, attached Sailors, and their families.
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