During these stressful times where we are dealing with social distancing and isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or pasta.
Many people are turning to alcohol and drugs to relieve boredom and cope with stress. This has the potential to lead to misuse and dependence.
Director of Nursing, Ashley Baker talks about the effects of alcohol on your body and brain as well as the risk of developing an addiction which can lead to further stress, anxiety and depression.
St John of God Burwood Hospital and St John of God Richmond Hospital provide a range of programs to address your alcohol consumption and equip you with skills and techniques to control your addiction, handle stress and deal with life’s challenges.
If your drinking is becoming a habit that you want to break, or you are worried it is developing into an addiction, please speak with your GP who can advise you of the help to support you best.
Contact us to find out more – we are here to help.