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Alcohol Problems

Is 'Almost Alcoholic' a Useful Concept?

Stanton Peele | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

There is a tradition in America of expanding a problem further down the spectrum, a name for which is "problem inflation." One way this is done is to link any signs that people have an incipient problem with the cases of people who suffer the worst forms of that problem.

Almost Alcoholic: Could Your Drinking Be a Problem?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

No one sets out intending to become an "almost alcoholic." Similarly, people do not become almost alcoholics for the same reason. There are many pathways into the almost alcoholic zone, and for that reason there needs to be many solutions.

Top 11 Reasons Why Your Marriage May Fail in 2011

Henry Gornbein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Over my many years specializing in family law, I have seen people marry and divorce for every possible logic...

HBO's Boardwalk Empire Helps Us Understand Drug Prohibition

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Newman

Prohibition didn't work with alcohol -- that's why it was repealed after just 13 years. Today, after several decades of drug prohibition, it should be clear that it's never going to work.

The Good and the Evil of Alcohol

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

It may not be that alcohol produces these benefits, but that people who lead good lives are moderate drinkers, not teetotalers. What does this say about what we should teach about alcohol?