Saturday 21 October 2017

It is time for Prosecco-drinking ladies to take stock

The Chablis and Prosecco class of drinkers seems to have woken up to the effect drinking is having on their lives and families.
The Chablis and Prosecco class of drinkers seems to have woken up to the effect drinking is having on their lives and families.

Jason O'Callaghan

You don't have to be an alcoholic to have a drink issue. Dean Martin once said: "I feel sorry for those folks who don't drink, when they wake up, that's the best they are going to feel for the whole day." But what happens when the joke goes out of drinking? When the fun stops and the denial starts?

Like most psychologists, I have seen a shocking rise in people from all classes and backgrounds with drinking issues. One group that seems to be seeing a massive rise is ladies from the middle class. These middle-earning professionals are starting to seek more and more help over their relationship with alcohol. The Chablis and Prosecco class of drinkers seems to have woken up to the effect drinking is having on their lives and families.

Or maybe it's the awareness campaigns for mental health and alcohol-related issues that are making people look at their lives and drinking a little closer? Maybe it's just time for some people to take a long, hard look in the mirror and realise they don't know the person looking back at them? Especially when they are drunk?

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