Dr. Arnold Washton appears in The Huffington Post, writing with fellow addiction specialist, Dr. Michael Ascher, on the subject of ‘mindful moderate drinking’.
While it might be a little jarring to hear this coming from two addiction specialists on the front lines of clinical practice, alcohol can be a positive force in many people’s lives…
…we cannot and should not overlook the fact that drinking alcohol for its mood-altering effects is a normative behavior that has been a part of the human experience for literally thousands of years. When used appropriately, alcohol can enhance landmark experiences, facilitate connection between strangers, help people relax and enjoy the moment, and create an atmosphere where new ideas and new connections spontaneously occur.
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