In the process of completing your medical training, student physicians are instructed on identifying those patients who may have a Â problem with alcohol.
Rarely does a patient admit to having such a problem. They are usually more willing to admit that they may have had a DUI or are having some of the stigmata of chronic alcoholism such as loss of employment, marriage difficulties, etc…
In order to get to the real truth, key questions to ask are learned by the new physicians. One of those questions is whether or not the patient may need orÂ craveÂ an early morning glass of their favorite drink such as wine or beer–an eye opener, as it is called. Â
At this morning’s business breakfast that me and my medical partners enjoy on a weekly basis, we noticed that the waitress was carrying 5 empty beer bottles from aÂ group of other restaurant customers that were there enjoying breakfast too.
Really, we asked? Someone is actually having beer for breakfast? She informed us that they were a group of parole officers that work the night shift. WOW!Â My eyes were opened alright. Does that strike anybody else as cautiously interestingÂ ?