In Japan, alcohol often plays a significant role in Year End celebrations. The tradition of “bonenkai” or year-end parties can sometimes lead to excessive alcohol consumption. For people who aren’t used to it, such as expatriates, it may be easy to fall into negative drinking habits.
How much drinking is too much? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, ‘too much’ drinking for women is defined as 4 or more drinks on any day or 8 or more per week, and for men as 5 or more drinks on any day or 15 or more per week. If you’re worried about your drinking habits, you can check our online screening test for possible signs of alcohol misuse.
At Roppongi Clinic, our English-speaking psychiatrists understand the complexities of holiday depression and stress that individuals may face. Remember, we’re open on all public holidays (excluding New Year’s Day) and weekends. Take advantage of our same-day booking option and benefit from our acceptance of national health insurance. Your journey to mental well-being is important, and we’re honored to be part of it.
If you’re concerned about your mental health, please note that we offer a multitude of English-language Screening Tests that check for symptoms of mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, alcohol dependency, and ADHD. If the results of any one of these tests leave you feeling concerned, a good first step towards recovery is booking an appointment with a counselor or psychiatrist at our clinic.
For more information, please visit our English Homepage.