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Mostly, Christmastime is a season of happiness, when you can spend quality time with your friends and loved ones and keep the season of childlike wonder alive. However, for another percentage of people, sparkling trees and lights aren’t enough to bring happiness. Instead, sometimes hitting the bar (at home or in a club) and taking shots of whiskey is enough to pass the time. However, happiness and alcohol never go hand-in-hand, so this situation is bound to take a sour turn almost every time. Besides Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, Christmas is unfortunately a notorious time for people to overindulge in alcohol. With Santa Claus preparing to visit soon, let’s take a closer look at some facts about binge drinking during the Christmas holiday.

Drinking Time Is Here

When you lay all the facts on the table and take a good long look, you will begin to realize that Christmas might be one of the most dangerous holidays on our calendars. In fact, the period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve accounts for some of the highest rates of binge drinking and alcohol-induced health problems in the entire year. In an article featured in Statesman Journal (sponsored by Kaiser Permanente), a great number of people are encouraged to drink dangerous amounts of alcohol during this season mostly because it is easy. Besides an abundance of food and company, hordes of liquors, beers, and wines (and even the classic holiday eggnog) are poorly moderated due to the holiday fever.

Resisting Temptation

Even more upsetting, the US News and World Report also explains that social drinkers will start to consume more alcohol simply due to temptation. For example, at a variety of parties (like office or public parties), alcohol starts to flow in droves as the countdown to New Year’s begins. In fact, during this season, people cannot wait to get their hands on the complimentary champagne for the classic countdown. Ultimately, hosts never invoke a one-drink-only policy, and, according to one addiction psychiatrist, these parties will start a long time before midnight.

Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, and Dependency 

Always remember that alcohol does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse or addiction troubles today.