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The holidays are often classified as “the most wonderful time of year,” but for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction they can be filled with stress, fear and increasingly destructive addictive behaviors. The Recovery Place Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center suggests seeking treatment as the perfect gift during the season of thanks and benevolence.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011

It is understandable to want to uphold the tradition of family togetherness and joy during the holiday season, but a household entrapped by alcohol and drug addiction is not welcomed by holiday joy, but rather shadowed with fear, dysfunction, pain and helplessness. The Recovery Place Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center fears the traditions of the holiday season will deter those struggling with addiction from seeking treatment.

The holidays are “the most wonderful time of year,” but for those struggling with addiction the exact opposite can be true. While families, friends and loved ones are gathering for holiday celebrations – a time when alcohol abuse is even more socially acceptable than usual – those struggling with addiction are at greater risk of reaching new lows in their disease.

While family togetherness is one of the highlights of the holiday season, some families and loved ones find themselves enabling addictive behaviors or deep in denial of the addiction to keep their loved one home for this special time of year.

The holiday season also brings a rise in drinking and driving, relapse rates, and depression. The Recovery Place understands these threats and seeks to educate the public about its holiday concerns, as well as counsel those in need of addiction treatment.

While putting off addiction treatment to enjoy the holiday season remains a common trend, the truth of the matter is that this is the perfect time of year to finally face this devastating disease. There is no greater gift than the gift of sobriety.

About The Recovery Place:

The Recovery Place Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center provides individualized and client-centered alcohol and drug addiction treatment with multiple programs to fit the needs of any addicted individual. Located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, The Recovery Place provides a comfortable environment with residential onsite living to ensure the best in quality treatment and long-lasting addiction recovery. Trained addiction specialists are available toll-free at (877) 581-2012.

The Recovery Place is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes Promises Treatment Centers, The Ranch and The Sexual Recovery Institute. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit


Dr. David Sack
Elements Behavioral Health
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