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Dealing with Holiday Blues Without Cocaine

A woman sits at the dinner table during a holiday meal with her family
The holidays can be stressful, but cocaine adds guilt, shame and major risk to the equation.

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At their root, drugs are a coping mechanism. And there is certainly a lot to cope with during the holidays.

There are family issues (which may go back decades). Then there are all of the obligations—parties you have to attend, the lights everyone expects to be strung, gifts that need to be bought. Top all that off with the hefty financial burden of the holidays and it’s easy to see why this time of year is so stressful for so many.

But using cocaine to make things more bearable can quickly lead to addiction. It can also lead to overdose and death, especially when cocaine is used at the same time as alcohol or other drugs.

Holiday Depression and Cocaine Addiction: Share Your Struggle

If every day is a battle not to use, you should consider reaching out to someone you trust. It can be a family member, friend, doctor or therapist.

If you do end up using, there are a few things you can do to somewhat minimize your risk, including limiting your use, not mixing cocaine with alcohol or other drugs, not using alone and never getting behind the wheel of a car after using.

A New Beginning at The Raleigh House

It’s true that cocaine is highly addictive, but recovery is possible and happens every day. At The Raleigh House, our first goal is to make you feel safe and comfortable. You’re then assigned your own master’s level therapist who will work with you to come up with a plan for rehab—and to rebuild your life. Our goal isn’t just to address your physical addiction. It’s to help you discover your path to a healthy, fulfilling and rewarding life. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about the cocaine addiction treatment program at The Raleigh House.

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