Young Professionals Drink More Than Students, Possibly To Cope With Stress
Students may have the reputation for spending their time in the pub rather than the library, for binge drinking and causing a nuisance, but its young professionals that behave the worst on a night out.
That's according to a poll of around 1,700 youngsters by alcohol charity Drinkaware. It found that students are more likely to drink less, and find it less acceptable to end up in hospital or in trouble with the police after drinking, than young professionals.
As reported by The Daily Mail, 12% of young professionals say they drink more than 16 units of alcohol on a night out, which equates to eight pints, or four double spirits and mixers. Just 9% of students reported drinking that amount. Only a quarter of young professionals said they'd stop drinking before they hit their personal limit, compared the more responsible 32% of students.
Perhaps most worrying is the fact that 5% of young professionals thought it was acceptable to end up in hospital after drinking too much. A higher percentage (7%) of young professionals also thought it was acceptable to get into the police for anti-social behaviour caused by drinking alcohol.
According to Drinkaware, a recent NHS poll revealed that almost half of drinkers use alcohol to unwind from a stressful day. This could be the reason for the alarmingly results of the poll, and a reason why young professionals are drinking more than typically boozy students.
Instead of turning the bottle, young professionals should be exploring alternative ways of coping with stress. Hypnotherapy services deal with the subconscious to instill stress-coping methods that will eliminate the craving for an after-work glass of wine or pint.
It's particularly important that young professionals address their issues with stress because, with people living and working longer, if they don't learn how to cope then the problem will follow them throughout their adult life.