When does “I’ll have another glass of wine” turn into “I have a drinking problem?” For many of us who like to relax and de-stress at the end of the day, that’s a scary question. You may not think you or someone you know has a dependency, but according to addiction expert and treatment center owner, Dr. Karen Khaleghi, it can be difficult to spot alcohol abuse in ourselves.
It is sometimes difficult in our culture to weigh these issues because we are a culture that soothes, celebrates and socializes with alcohol which can make it difficult to know when the tide has turned and alcohol is being abused.
To help decipher where the line crosses from casual drinker to alcoholic, here are some of the changes in behavior that could indicate a drinking problem:
In case you need another reason to be skeptical of your doctor, a new study has found that one in six surgeons have a drinking problem. It’s a scary statistic for sure that is getting our attention and making us wonder: Just who can we trust when it comes to our health? This seems like yet another case of arrogant doctors who now think they can abuse alcohol and still save our lives. More
A new study just proved what is wrong with parents today: We are so stressed out that we’re turning to alcohol to relax. So much so that one out of every 10 children in the U.S. now lives with an alcoholic parent. That’s just troubling for so many reasons. And it makes me never want to drink a glass of wine with dinner again.
No doubt, the holidays can be a stressful time for just about all of us. But for someone suffering from a drinking problem, Thanksgiving and Christmas-time can be wrought with extreme emotions, stress and substance abuse.
In order to help raise awareness of alcoholism in the U.S. (where 17.6 million people have a drinking problem; that’s 1 in 12 adults), we have the story of one woman, Carolyn Jones, who says she coped with the holidays by getting drunk by 10am on Thanksgiving and Christmas. More