Sadly, it's during the festive season that many people who are struggling with addictions relapse again. I think that we need to be especially supportive to our vulnerable family and friends during this time of the year and reassure them that it's not unusual to feel an increased craving for a certain substance, or to fall into a black hole of depression. It can happen to all of us, not just to addicts. A few years ago I lost a friend who overdosed on heroin on New Year's Eve. It came as a shock as he had been clean for nearly one and a half years. I will never know whether it was an "accident" or deliberate. But what I know is that it's very important to remind everyone again and again to take especially good care of those who have been "touched by substances" around this time of the year. What are your experiences?