Interventions During the Holidays
From November to January, the holiday season is typically a time for happiness and family gathering. However, when a family is stricken with substance abuse, it can also be a time for stress, depression, and increased substance abuse. Challenging times, like this, is typically when interventions are needed the most. Holidays can be an emotional time for people and families. Take that emotion and mix it with a long period of high stress (buying gifts, social/family gatherings, traveling, etc.), the holiday season creates a breeding ground for substance abuse to thrive.
What You Get When You Call Intervention Services, Inc.:
- Your family will get help from the #1 company in intervention services in the nation.
- Our coordinators will create a tailored path to sobriety.
- Our interventionists will educate your family on addiction and treatment.
- Your coordinator will be here for your family even after treatment 24/7.
- We have a 95% success rate on our interventions.
During the holiday season, death rates due to substances and driving under the influence spike up. The holiday drinking starts on “Blackout Wednesday,” the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This college “holiday” creates situations where there are many impaired drivers on the road. Last year, Blackout Wednesday accounted for around 400 deaths. On Christmas Eve last year, alcohol-related traffic incidents increased by 33%. To finish off the holiday season, on New Year’s Eve, more than 42% of traffic incidents were related to alcohol. Overall, there were 1,200 alcohol-related deaths during the holiday season in 2015. Do not wait until after the holiday season, it may be too late.