It seems that almost every American from Santa Barbara to the East Coast eagerly awaits the holidays. After all, what could be better than time off work that you can use however you want? Unfortunately, many Americans use their holidays as an opportunity to get involved with drinking and substance abuse. And this can often lead to tragedy. While not every person who drinks on the holidays will end up in alcohol rehab centers, there is no doubt that substance abuse on the holidays can have disastrous consequences. The following infographic takes a look at which holidays have the greatest toll.
Although legal for those 21 and older, alcohol is the most widely abused addictive substance in the United States. In fact, 1 in every 12