(Editor's note: This column was originally published in SDGLN media partner Gay San Diego).
It’s popular in psychological or treatment circles to focus on how much alcohol we drink, how much is too much, what to do about it, et cetera. In this column, let’s look at why we drink. What’s our motivation in throwing down those beers, mojitos or Stolis?
Is it to feel more of something, like relaxed, playful or comfortable socially?
Or is it to feel less of something: less tense, nervous or fearful?