The holidays are a mixed bag of joy and grief;  of fun and for some- too much fun. Overdrinking, overeating, overspending and a lot of family time cause many to make new year’s resolutions to improve in the new year and cause some to resolve to get divorced in the new year.

If holiday/ vacation time results in family drama, DWI, credit card debt you can’t pay off next month, it’s time for some self-examination and maybe you need some help.

Innovation 360 Dallas is a great place to seek help if you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol or drugs. They can assess the situation and make a recommendation for treatment. The good news is there are a lot of outpatient options available.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and  Debtors Anonymous have helped a lot of people and participation is free.  They have meetings multiple times a day in many locations in the DFW area.

Family counseling, couples counseling, individual counseling could help your circumstances.  Don’t wait until it is too late.  We often see circumstances where the wife has been asking for years to go to couples counseling and the husband doesn’t agree to go until she files for divorce, and then it is too late. She has already mourned the marriage while she was in it and was not being heard.

Resolve to take care of your physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual health.  If you do that, you will solve a lot of problems before they start. Happy New Year!