Substance Use: When It’s Recreational and When It’s a Problem
Here in NYC, it may seem like drinking and use of other drugs, legal or not, it sort of part of the NYC lifestyle. In some age groups, subpopulations and professions, it may seem like everyone is partaking. So it can be hard to gauge whether your own use is excessive or normal.
Talking to a non-judgemental Psychiatrist about Substance use is a good place to start. Because in truth, to use alcohol as an example, some people may be fine drinking a relative large number of drinks while someone who drinks quite a bit less has a problem.