Australian's & Social Anxiety
In the introduction to "A.B....Z of Making Changes" at the detox unit I describe Australian as a socially anxious culture. Not many functions happen without alcohol - even the child's Christening will see the alcohol flow & "Dry Wedding" are boring home by 9.00pm.
I would suggest that social anxiety is an inter generational cultural phenomena - we all carry it in our psyche' at some level. There was a brilliant television advertisement exposing this in Australia.
Sadly, 1 in 10 people may go onto develop an addiction to alcohol & other drugs. Culturally, how do we all make the appropriate change?
LSU professor links anxiety, marijuana addiction | People | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA