If you are at least 21 years old, consuming alcohol in Washington is legal. In fact, beer and liquor is a staple at many personal and professional social gatherings. Friends may toast to an engagement. Co-workers unwind at happy hour after a stressful day at work. Executives discuss major business deals over drinks.
These events can be very stressful if you are struggling with alcohol abuse or dependency. If you are, you are not alone. According to 2013 data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 16.6 million adults aged 18 or older have an alcohol use disorder.