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  • The invisible drug
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Are Gen X a bunch of alcoholics?

While Gen Y binge drink their way through their 20s, Gen X are quietly knocking back the chardonnays. From stressed out city workers to busy mums, alcohol helps us all wind down. But where is the line between enjoying a glass of two of wine and alcohol dependency? 

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While the archetypal Millennial raucously binge drinks their way through their 20s, the Gen Xers and the Boomers quietly knock back the Chardonnay. By the bottle, by many accounts. Whether by stressed-out city workers or busy mums, alcohol is the wind-down drug of choice, and it’s used so universally that it constantly avoids social classified as such. So where is the line between enjoying a good drink and alcohol dependency? And are today’s drinkers setting themselves up for a seriously unhealthy tomorrow?

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