Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Are You Almost an Alcoholic? Is Someone You Know Almost an Alcoholic?

This is the topic of this week’s interview. Dr. Joe Nowinski, co-author of “Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem?” is my guest today. We will talk about where this “line” is drawn and some resolutions and solutions. What are some of the signs of an “almost alcoholic?” What are the signs of an alcoholic? Can we really determine the difference?

Dr. Nowinski talks about “the almost effect” with regards to alcoholism and other maladies. He has also written extensively on helping families cope with terminal illness which will not be part of our discussion today but something many of us can use some input on.