Dr. Wolfe Interviewed by Fashion Writer Chronicling Lessons Learned from Quitting Drinking
In a brave first-person account about her experience quitting drinking, an editor at NYLON details her surprising self-discoveries from quitting drinking and shares expertise from a range of experts, including Annum's Chief Clinical Officer and co-founder, Lauren Wolfe. Writes Jenna Igneri:
"I never considered myself a heavy drinker, but a 'social' drinker. I was someone that had a drink or two after work a couple days a week and allowed myself to “let a little loose” on the weekends, with a few drinks (and a couple of shots) on most Friday and Saturday nights. However, what I was surprised to discover was that my occasional habits were actually considered high-risk.
"While I wasn’t chugging a flask on my way to the subway each morning or nursing a bottle of wine before bed each night, I was having more than one drink per sitting (as was pretty much every alcohol-drinking human I’ve ever come in contact with). 'The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines moderate drinking that may result in beneficial health effects as up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men—and most people are surprised to hear that,' says Lauren Wolfe, clinical psychologist and co-founder and chief clinical officer or Annum Health.
"...I could, and was, easily downing four drinks over the course of an evening without a second thought."