Alcohol is often part of our social lives and we associate it with celebrations. We all know that a drink can sometimes help us unwind or relax with friends. Drinking in moderation is unlikely to lead to problems.
However, stress, worry or lack of confidence can all make alcohol an attractive release. It can also be a way to 'self medicate' for depression or anxiety. Heavy drinking, getting drunk, or drinking at the wrong time or place, can lead to a whole range of difficulties.
Counselling can help you find better strategies for dealing with stress. If you're stressed or know someone who is, contact us today for an informal, impartial conversation.
Advice and support
Read the NHS advice on alcohol and drugs.
On the Drinkaware website there's a unit calculator so you can see how much you're drinking each week.