Scenario: When does a doctor’s social drinking become a problem?
Let’s say that like most people, and most physicians, you enjoy an alcoholic beverage from time to time. After work, you find that a drink relaxes you. You may not explicitly perceive ethanol’s pharmacological effects to allay fatigue and make your dinner taste better. But you notice that having one drink is now a daily occurrence, or you even have two each night. Instead of reading or working out, you prefer that evening cocktail.