The holidays are a heck of a time for alcoholics and drug addicts. New Year's Eve is one of the most dangerous days on the road because of drunk driving. Christmas and other holiday parties are the norm from dress up Halloween parties to the culmination on December 31. Because of all the cheer or stress the temptation to drink or use drugs is very strong. After the first of the year is also a time where there is an influx of people ending up in outpatient or inpatient alcohol or drug rehab or having to take classes associated with drunk driving offenses.
Staying sober during the holidays is tough. This article has some advice for staying clean. Above all else keep yourself safe. You are your first priority. Stay sober!