By Virgil Roberson, L.P., M. Div., NCPsyA, Executive Director
If you struggle with addiction, the holidays can be a minefield, triggering the negative behaviors you’ve been working hard to avoid. Add our ongoing public health crisis, with the sharp spike in cases of coronavirus, and the dangers multiply.
In ordinary times, the myriad sights and sounds, the traditions and expectations of the holidays can arouse powerful emotions. This year a sense of loss arising from public health restrictions, and the need to limit or forego many celebrations, as well as personal losses suffered because of the pandemic, might prove to be overwhelming.[Read more…]