It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? While the holidays are often joyous, they’re also notorious for setting off triggers for even the most even-keeled among us, and especially those struggling with issues such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and depression. And in a culture where serving up cheer is synonymous with bringing on the booze, plenty of people find themselves scrambling for a socially acceptable way to bow out of the eggnog—or regretting that they didn’t. For all these reasons, we’re teaming up with our friends at Substance.com for a holiday Twitter chat on December 10. We’ll explore philosophical questions, like why all that family time sometimes feels stifling and tough instead of warm and fuzzy, as well as practical ones, like how you can gracefully decline that glass of champagne without having to tell your life story.
The chat will take place on Wednesday, December 10 from 3 PM to 4 PM EST. We’ll be joined by members of the media and medical and mental health professionals. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to participate. Log on to Twitter and use the hashtag #cheerschat to find us, see what people are saying, and tweet your own questions and responses.
We hope you’ll be a part of the conversation. To RSVP, please email email@example.com.Back to Index