Why are the holidays especially difficult if I’m sober and in recovery?

Dr. Mike Dow, PsyD
Addiction Medicine
The holiday season is especially difficult if you're in recovery because there are temptations at every turn. In this video, psychotherapist Mike Dow, PsyD, explains how holiday celebrations and travel can be extra stressful for those who are sober. 

Continue Learning about Substance Abuse and Addiction

Treatment Options for Substance Use Disorders
Treatment Options for Substance Use Disorders
Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder is a difficult step, but can also be one of the most important and best steps to take. Only one in 10 i...
Read More
What is a substance use disorder (SUD)?
NewYork-Presbyterian HospitalNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
There are three different terms used to define substance-related disorders, including the following:...
More Answers
Is it okay to mix over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers with alcohol?
Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers and fever reducers can cause health problems if mixed with alcoho...
More Answers
Do Young Adults Understand Risk?
Do Young Adults Understand Risk?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.