So a glass of wine now and then is no big deal, but if you're turning to alcohol every time you hit a rough spot, you will end up making yourself feel worse in the long run.
The holidays are a source of stress for millions of Americans each year. All too often, the joy and good will of Christmas turns into depression and anxiety as individuals worry about the ability to buy expensive presents and host family and friends at their home.
The period between Christmas and New Years is often stressful. While some studies show that psychiatric visits and suicide rates don't rise in December, the popular perception of the "holiday blues" can still affect those who are already feeling low.