Our lives have certainly changed with COVID19, before we had the lockdown many people would come home and have a glass or two of wine with dinner, maybe a couple of cans or stubbies of beer. Settle down and watch TV and do the normal things they would do and retire for bed.
But things have really changed, many of us are working from home, many of us have lost our jobs, or our businesses are in hibernation and we’re sitting at home, working from home, we don’t have to drive anywhere, we don’t have to go anywhere and it’s very easy to knock open a can of beer or open a wine, and we might find that we are doing this that we used to feel quite content and feel quite nice after those 1 or 2 drinks but because we are at home and we are isolated we are drinking a bit more and we find we are not getting that buzz or that relaxation anymore so we may be drinking more than we originally started out to.
We have to be really careful here because this can develop into binge drinking, are very very surprisingly the standards of binge drinking in Australia have changed, and binge drinking is now is defined as having 4 or more standard drinking in one sitting. This means that, we have to look at is as a can of 1 can of beer is 1.5 standard drinks or a glass of wine can be up to 1.8 standard drinks so you can see it doesn’t take long to get into the range of binge drinking.
There’s a lot of health issues that can come from binge drinking and we need to be aware of that, so i guess what i am saying to everyone who is watching this video is to have a that consideration for yourself and have a think about it, has your drinking increased and has it increased to binge drinking and do you want to do something about it. if you do want to do something about it, it’s good to see a counsellor or talk to somebody or put in strategies of how to moderate that drinking and bring it back to what it was.
You’re welcome to give me a call if you want to have a chat about it on 0418 720 176, it’s 0418 720 176 and i can get you back on track to where you are and back to drinking in moderation.