Elevate Addiction Services – SLT
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• While most drug abuse and addiction problems remain continuous throughout the year and are pretty steady, some addiction problems are exacerbated or triggered by changes in seasons or specific events of some kind or another. Individuals suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for example, are at increased risk for developing a substance abuse disorder as a way of coping with the episodes of depression that occur with this condition instead. Research also indicates that alcoholics tend to drink with some seasonality, again as a way to cope with the depression that accompanies these illnesses. People with these disorders are almost always lower class income or poverty class income individuals.
• In addition to all of the different types of substance abuse, the holiday season, (between Thanksgiving and New Year’s in the United States), is by far the most dangerous time of year for anyone trying to maintain sobriety from an addiction and for those driving on the highways too. In fact, it was found that more alcohol-related traffic fatalities are generally speaking reported between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of year. In addition to that, by some estimates, Americans can easily expect to witness 1,200 alcohol-related traffic fatalities and 25,000 traffic injuries during the holiday season. In addition to that, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports that 52 percent of motor-vehicle fatalities on Christmas Day and 57 percent of motor-vehicle fatalities on New Year’s Eve/Day are directly attributable to alcohol abuse.