Alcohol Dependence: How Do I Know When I Have A Problem?
The topic of alcohol consumption and dependence is a sensitive subject. Addressing the topic with a friend or family member can lead people to push away or even sever the relationship out of denial, embarrassment, or anger. Yet, as both a sober person and a therapist, it is a topic I often receive questions about. People are constantly asking, “How do I know if I am drinking too much or too often?” “How do I know if I have a problem?” Thoughts such as these consume so many minds, especially in a post-pandemic world. Statistics related to the soaring levels of alcohol use between 2019 to 2021 are staggering. According...continue reading »