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"Families go to great lengths to preserve the appearance of normalcy for holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving because they're family holidays," said Rebecca White, president and CEO of the Houston Area Women's Center. "Then other days, such as New Year's and the Fourth of July, we see the numbers go up. Those holidays involve use of alcohol and they're less family-oriented."