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How to Cope When Your Holiday Guest Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Article from US News by Ruben Castaneda

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“The holidays can be fraught with worry and fear and panic about what’s going to happen when a loved one drinks too much or abuses drugs,” says Beth Kane-Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. "Most Americans know someone with a substance abuse disorder," she says. "During the holidays, we need to be on guard to handle binge-drinking situations."

Use these strategies to try to ensure the season isn’t ruined or defined by an active alcoholic’s or addict’s behavior.

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