Have you ever heard anyone say that a glass of wine is good for the heart? Well, according to an article published on the Lancet on August 23rd, 2018, which looked at global patterns of alcohol consumption states, “...the safest level of drinking is none. This level is in conflict with most health guidelines, which espouse health benefits associated with consuming up to two drinks per day”. On this episode, we wanted to have a conversation about social drinking, binge drinking, not drinking at all and casual drinking. Does contemporary research on alcohol change our drinking behaviors?
Since the 1930s, the 12-step treatment approach to overcoming alcohol addiction has been a standard for recovery, and has also been incorporated by many other groups that help people overcome certain additions. Some of the other addictions where the 12-step treatment approach have been applied to includes: narcotics anonymous, gamblers anonymous, sex addicts anonymous and self-mutilators anonymous. On today’s episode, we discuss our opinions on the efficacy of these and similar programs, along with challenges that have made it a little difficult to study the program’s effectiveness in treating these and other addictions.