Most parents experience concern and anxiety when their children and their peers start to drink alcohol.
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The popular image of problem drinkers is, more often than not, a young person in town at 2am, or perhaps a middle aged person whose drinking may be in response to, and impacting on, family and work pressures.
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How do we get information about things in life? Through direct experience, through education, and through observation. Whilst most of our observation is of things going on around us in everyday life, a lot of our observation is through the media – that is rather than observing “real life” we observe the lives of others in fiction and it’s estranged sibling “reality TV”.
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Most of us enjoy a drink, and it’s only a few idiots who spoil it for everyone else, right?
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While many people drink alcohol moderately, there are many others who drink in a problematic way. At the more severe end of drinking behavior is alcohol dependence, a term which covers those who experience symptoms including loss of control over amounts and frequency of drinking, and increasing preoccupation so that drinking takes up a large amount of the person’s time.
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