It’s that time of year again. We have decorations and Christmas songs! There are gifts and Christmas trees mixed with lights and singing kids! For most people, this can be the happiest time of the year. But for those of us suffering from an active addiction, this can be a horrible time of year filled with sorrow and uncertainty. Instead of exchanging gifts and spending time with loved ones, we addicts can be swapping needles and spending time alone in hotel rooms binging on our drugs of choice. How did we get here and how did we go from complete abstinence in our addiction to full blown relapse just because of the ‘time of year”. Let’s take a few moments and go over the top 5 reasons we can fall into full-blown relapse during the holiday season.