How to Tell The Difference Between ‘Normal’ And ‘Problematic’ Drinking, And What To Do If You Notice An Alarming Pattern


By Canela Lopez

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Drinking can be a way to take the edge off for some or to celebrate a special occasion with friends. But increasingly, public experts are concerned some may be drinking to cope with lockdown now that they can’t socially drink with friends.

Dr. Aiysha Malik, a technical officer in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization, said in late March that alcohol was an “unhelpful coping strategy.” But whether it be out of boredom or loneliness or to cope with the stress of…click here to continue reading