A charity organization in Britain has warned that nearly two thirds of adults view drinking alcohol as an effective way of relaxing in the evenings.
More than 2,000 adults between 30 and 45 years of age took part in the survey conducted by Drinkaware with more than 62 percent admitting that they drank alcohol to help them unwind in the evenings.
Alcohol is also viewed as a stress buster by many with 44 percent stating that they were more likely to drink alcohol after a stressful day at work. People also tended to overindulge with nearly a third of men and half of the women admitting that they drank above the daily limit recommended.
Drinkaware's Siobhan McCann said people should be aware that instead of helping them relax, alcohol simply adds to the stress. "Alcohol can be a "false friend" when you are trying to deal with stress. Even though it might seem like a few drinks can relieve the pressures of the day, in the medium to long term it can actually add to them - whether they're work, financial or family-related", McCann said.