Groundhog Day

February 2nd is Groundhog Day – that momentous day when a furry woodland creature’s shadow (or lack of) supposedly predicts an early or late Spring. You may be wondering, “What does Groundhog Day have to do with substance use disorder?” That takes us to the 1993 movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray in which the main character repeats the same day over and over. Some recovery programs use this film as a parallel to the addiction-recovery-return to use cycle. An article on The Mighty website poignantly illustrates this.