Keeping the Holiday Spirit (Without the Holiday Spirits)


Tips for helping patients preserve their sobriety through the holiday season

The holiday season is usually a time of celebration and joy. But for individuals recovering from substance addictions, this time of year can be emotionally difficult and even lead to a relapse.

In this Mental Health Minute, Jeremy Barnett, LMHC, CASAC, explains why the holidays can be so difficult for individuals in recovery. He also offers practical advice that clinicians can share with their patients.

Mr Barnett is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He is an expert at

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