I’m Not That Bad. Part 2

I remember a couple I saw early in my professional career. She had an unusual fear of alcohol because of her family background, which included not only heavy alcohol use but also incest. Rather than going on to graduate school as he had planned, when she became pregnant they married. He was younger than she and overwhelmed by the responsibilities of a new pregnant wife and two small children. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m Not That Bad. Part 1

Identifying when one has an alcohol problem is both simple and complicated. It is simple because alcohol is a problem if it causes a problem. It is complicated because there is no agreed upon criteria, making it rather like trying to determine which hair makes you bald.

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