Specifically, Neuroticism has been recognized as the strongest predictor among other personality traits that discriminate between non-drinkers, drinkers, and moderate drinkers in women (Lac & Donaldson, 2016), with lower scores in binge drinkers (Adan et al., 2017).  Neuroticism is defined as a tendency toward anxiety, depression, sensivity, self-doubt, sensitive, and other negative feelings. A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use.  You don’t have to have these symptoms to be an alcoholic or drinking too much.  Heavy Drinking is considered:

  • NIAAA defines heavy drinking as follows:
    • For men, consuming five or more drinks on any day or 15 or more per week
    • For women, consuming four or more on any day or 8 or more drinks per week
  • SAMHSA defines heavy alcohol use as binge drinking on 5 or more days in the past month
  • Less you drink the better for your mind and body health.”

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism


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