Christmas is the time with more relapses, as abusive consumption of alcohol and drugs increase

Triora clinics offer a safe space to avoid temptations and relapses these holidays.


For people who suffer from an active addiction or are recovered from it, Christmas becomes in a time of maximum risk to increase the consumption of substances normally consumed and, of course, to suffer a relapse. We started almost a month before with company lunches and dinners and family parties where alcohol and all kinds of drugs are usually very present. And not only do we talk about substances, the direct stimuli for behavioural addictions also increase: compulsive shopping, gambling (such as Christmas lottery), betting, online gaming


For this reason, some people need to be away from these social situations that favour these consumptions, since they are in a situation of extreme vulnerability. In this way, the Triora Alicante clinic offers a place of refuge for these people. From December 23 to January 6, all those who feel they need to get away from these impulses will find a safe space here to avoid relapses.


According to Dr. Joaquín Descals, psychiatrist and medical director of Triora Alicante, “the Christmas atmosphere and the emotion felt by the people around it cause feelings of low self-esteem to appear. A great feeling of loneliness can arise, seeing how the rest of the people are happy and everyone feels obliged to be too.” Therefore, these circumstances do not help to the recovery and social insertion for those people suffering from this disease, since they see their psychic and emotional stability altered when they encounter moments of tension and personal conflicts caused by the presence of risk factors for the relapse widespread and over a prolonged period of time, says the medical director of Triora Alicante.


How to avoid relapses at Christmas


How to face Christmas with an addiction problem

“The most important thing when facing the Christmas season if you have an addiction to alcohol or other substances, such as cannabis or cocaine, is to be prepared and identify in advance the feelings and moments that are going to live,” says Descals. “In this season, in which family and friends usually get together to celebrate, comments can be made that will make the person with the addiction problem uncomfortable, especially if nobody knows that he or she is suffering from this problem.”


The team of doctors and therapists of Triora Alicante, who have more than 10 years of experience in the field of addictions, suggest:

  • Be prepared for the Christmas season.
  • Try to anticipate the negative feelings that are going to be experienced.
  • Talk to the family and friends to explain openly the problem of addiction.
  • Avoid scenarios in which addiction can take control.
  • If you are not able to do all of the above, ask for help before Christmas arrives to start a treatment for addiction in a centre, or go to a centre during Christmas to avoid temptations and possible relapses.


In these cases, it is not advisable to wait for the New Year to seek professional help, since the problem of relapses and substance use, such as alcohol, cocaine, cannabis or other substances, increases at this time. In Addition, leaving it for later is to extend the problem, with the consequent physical and psychological risks involved.


In Triora clinics they can help you overcome your addiction


The moment is now

Overcoming addiction is possible, no matter the time of the year we are in. We know that at this time self-control and family help run serious risks of breaking down, so it is advisable to seek professional help and a comprehensive model. In Triora clinics, with centres in Alicante, Malaga, Barcelona, ​​Madrid, and soon in Almería, they work with the Triora Model, a treatment based on recognised medical methods, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and psychiatric treatment, and which is applied an innovative approach that comprehend the approach of body, mind and recovery of lost values.For more information, please visit their website and find them on social media.



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  • Alicante clinic: +34 965 150 965
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