Various Types of Holiday Triggers

Many times, we consider triggers to be things like alcohol or drugs, being around old friends or family with shared substance abuse issues, clubs, bars and more related things. While these are all considered triggers, there are also a few other things that are as well. Below, you’ll find several types of triggers that usually crop up during the holiday seasons.

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Exhaustion. Are you working too hard to make everything perfect for the upcoming holiday? If so, you’ll become too tired and exhausted. When that happens, we tend to forget how important taking care of ourselves is. Good nutrition and exercise fall by the wayside and overall health, mentally and physically, suffers. Don’t let exhaustion get you down this holiday season. Pace yourself and take time out to care for your well-being.

Depression. Though the holidays are a time for happiness and thankfulness, it can also be a time of depression. Family or friends that have passed away, overwhelming despair and even the cold, dreary weather can cause depression for many. The sadness can lead to a relapse quickly, if not handled in the right way.

Frustration. You might be irritated about new traditions, old traditions or that no one is helping you plan the holidays. You might be frustrated that no one understands your recovery and that you need more support than ever during the holidays. Remember that you won’t always get your way, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have support or loved ones that care about you. Talk through your frustration and allow them to help when they can.

Worried about how the holidays are going to go this year? Newly recovered addicts and those that are seasoned have the same problem. Triggers are around every corner. According to, "If you're part of a support group, make time to attend a few extra meetings during the holidays to stay on track. Stay close with helpful friends and family and those you’ve met during your recovery journey, and understand that your friends who abuse substances may have to celebrate without you this year." If you need a support group, contact Legacy Freedom to talk about our alternative therapy groups and drug rehab in Charlotte NC.

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If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction and need help, consider calling Legacy Freedom, drug rehab in Charlotte NC to learn more about treatment. Addiction isn’t something that can be easily beaten, often it requires extensive rehab and support. Legacy Freedom is here to offer both to you, when you’re ready. Addiction can leave you feeling sad, lonely, and angry. You are not alone. Legacy Freedom is here to help you get back on track to a happier, healthy, drug free life.

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