What triggers should I be aware of?


What triggers might I be aware of?

People can develop a drink problem at any stage in life. However, there are lots of changes in life experience and circumstances that can cause people to drink more alcohol. These include retirement, changes in routine, or loss and bereavement. We may find it harder to sleep and experience more medical problems.

Many of us may experience other challenges such as changing financial circumstances, housing difficulties, or moving into residential care. The nature of relationships can also change ā€“ for example, becoming a carer for a spouse can change our life circumstances quite significantly. Isolation and loneliness can increase as social networks change. To cope some people may find they are drinking more, often at home and often alone.

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