With the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I would raise a topic that many families struggle with, particularly if there is a family member who struggles with an alcohol addiction. Gathering for a family meal together has become iconic over the Christmas season, whether that’s Christmas day itself or another day specified for a family gathering. But, time and again the topic arises “what to do about ________’s drinking”? This can be an all too often struggle for the family; however, the family is often not alone in that struggle. For the individual with the issue, facing “another family meal” can be stressful, especially if they have not yet made the choice to stop using.