Following up on the September 12, 2023 Online Program
Celebrated on social media, an integral part of sporting events, social gatherings and celebrations, and festively displayed at grocery stores, alcohol is our country’s favorite mood-altering substance.
Today, increased isolation and anxiety have created fertile ground for alcohol misuse, aided by the social norms that deceive us into believing it’s okay to drink when we’re stressed or anxious.
We talked with a clinician, a collegiate recovery professional, and a person in recovery from alcohol use disorder about our history with alcohol, why it is innocuous for some and problematic for others, and how to know when the line has been crossed from moderate consumption to alcohol use disorder – for us or for a loved one. We also discussed treatment options and opportunities for lifelong recovery.