Clarity Clinic’s Dr. Pavan Prasad was interviewed in a WVON Radio segment on the challenges of balancing New Year’s resolutions while maintaining healthy relationships in the new decade.
“Be honest with one another about substance consumption. Enjoy a cocktail or any other fun activity that involves “adult” consumption. But don’t let that consumption get out of hand. Ignoring a partner’s over-use of alcohol or drugs or indulging potentially addictive behavior in any other activity is not showing them love or deference. It is ignoring a potential problem. If our partners are demonstrating an inability or unwillingness to limit consumption of a substance or activity to healthy or safe levels, we need to let them know we’re aware and encourage them to seek therapy and professional guidance.”