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Nonproblematic Use
Nonproblematic Use

This chapter, a short one for obvious reasons, includes examples and four case studies that reflect nonproblematic use.

Clinical Cases
Ashley: Nonproblematic Use

Ashley grew up in a family that enjoyed nightly cocktails before dinner and wine during the meal. Like Socrates, her family believed alcohol is part of the good life (Allhoff, 2007, p. 22). Her parents invited her to join them during their nightly cocktails and wine when she returned on home visits while in college. Her mother knew to tipple wisely, but her father did not possess this gift and drank very heavily, if not alcoholically, during most of his life. He stopped in the last 5 years of his life due to “health reasons.”

Ashley is married, with four grown children. ...

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