I spoke with him this morning. He's afraid - and I understand this, yet I still believe asking a medical professional is the way to go - that as soon as the psychiatrist hears "alcohol" that will trigger the pre-programmed brain of the shrink to go on autopilot and begin to tick off talking points from "that" page of mental health problems. Still, he agreed to reach out to his primary care physician with a question about
the safety of excessive drinking and Lexapro. That's a good start, I think.