Problem Drinking

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How to Tell the Difference Between Problem Drinking and Alcoholism

April 18, 2023|Addiction and Substance Abuse, Problem Drinking|

As a man, would you consider having four drinks in a day, consecutively or spread over a few hours, normal or a problem? As a woman, would you consider having three drinks in one day to be normal or a problem? According to an article by the American Family Physician Journal, both of these circumstances describe problematic drinking patterns. It’s not always easy to determine when occasional or moderate alcohol use turned into a heavy drinking problem or even addiction. The normalization of unhealthy substance habits (like social binge-drinking) has only aided in making the distinction even more difficult to [...]