Recently many people have been reaching out to me, sharing their personal struggles with alcohol – and I am no stranger to the havoc it can wreck on us physically, mentally and emotionally.
Alcohol abuse is more prevalent than ever in today’s society yet despite how much we work toward removing the stigma, many people fear ridicule and judgment if they openly question their alcohol use or admit that they may have a problem.
What many don’t realize is that alcohol abuse does not necessarily equate to alcoholism or addiction, but it does mean that a person has a propensity toward self-destructive behavior.
There are a multitude of variables at play, thus abuse does not always equal addiction or dependency. We may have developed a habit that we enjoy on one level, but deeply despise on another and is a negative – rather than positive – impact on our lives. Continue reading “Questioning your drinking habits? Six things to think about before you take that next sip.”