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Coping with Addiction during the Holidays

December 9, 2018

Host: Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Alex Elswick, Extension Associate and subject matter specialist for Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery

Episode 26

Holidays can be stressful times for families, especially if a loved one is suffering through substance use or addiction.  Alex Elswick sits down with Dr. Jennifer Hunter for a frank discussion about how to cope with this situation in a compassionate and realistic manner.  Alex shares some critical discussion points that should be addressed with family members and steps to ensure that the person with the addiction is supported and loved while the behavior is not condoned.

 

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