Are you worried that you use alcohol when stressed and can you spot the signs of a drink problem?

Ours is a sociable business where there is the potential for work-related drinking:  meetings over drinks, opening and wrap parties, working in pubs and clubs, networking,  hospitality, relaxing after a show, cast reunions, industry events and many more.

But some creative practitioners find themselves using alcohol to fend off stress and anxiety e.g.  drinking for “Dutch courage” before going on and drinking to wind down afterwards. This pattern can spread and it can become problematic.

How much is too much is very subjective but if you are concerned about your drinking or about someone else’s – these resources may help.                                                        


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