It’s really easy to have a glass or two of wine after a stressful day without realising how much you have started to drink each week.
Some people can use alcohol to try to ease their anxiety, lift their mood, try to sleep or feel more confident in certain situations.
In reality, drinking alcohol as a way of coping actually increases anxiety and can cause symptoms such as sickness, shaking, sweating and feeling panicky. Becoming too dependent can also make it much more difficult to deal with situations without alcohol in the future as we begin to think that we can’t cope or sleep without having a drink.
If you’re worried about your drinking or think that you would like to cut down, you can find more information on the NHS.uk website.