Many of us, myself included, enjoy a drink occasionally: it relaxes us, takes the edge off a rough day, helps us be less socially anxious or shy. Many people can enjoy the occasional pleasurable effects of alcohol without becoming hooked or suffering significant negative consequences. Some people can't. While they are often called "alcoholics", the more accurate psychological terms would be "alcohol dependent" or "alcohol abusing".
Your Drinking Habits May Be Normal, but Are They Smart?
When I first meet a new client, one of the questions I ask him/her is "how much do you drink?"Over the years, I have gotten some pretty amazing a...