Away from their homeland, expats tend to treat alcohol as the social glue which helps them cement new bonds with their fellow expats. So, of course, as Malia Politzer reports in The Wall Street Journal, excessive alcohol consumption has surfaced as an expat problem that must be treated. Yes, rehab is being made available.
It's a no-brainer. Lawyers, a group who has a higher rate of alcoholism than the general population, who already struggle with too much boozing should think twice before accepting an assignment outside the U.S.
Hahaha about the illusion that a change of scene will slow down their drinking. We who have been in recovery know about "taking geographics." One of those to Spain nearly killed me.