A FAMILY AFFAIR
December is high-season for socializing. But office parties or holiday family get-togethers can spin off a yin-yang quality. Yes, they are peak moments for comfort and genuine joy. They’re also forums for Pulp Fiction-style medieval moments: heightened emotions, childhood memories and other id-stuff will magnify the dark side of people’s addictions.
How many times have you seen a colleague, sometimes married, who drinks too much at the corporate holiday event – and makes a scene that’s practically X-rated?
Every police station, hospital ER and women’s shelter in America knows that the highest incidence of drunk driving, domestic violence and other forms of strife are recorded during the last month of the year. In this series we’ll follow 9 paths into, and out of, addiction — from the mainstream to the mystical.
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