Alcohol - how much in the week?

(11 Posts)
1944dadhelp Thu 14-Apr-16 20:42:36

After many articles in the press I'm wondering are teachers being driven to drink more in order to cope?
I know I'm drinking more in the evenings to cope with the work load and pressures. Am I alone?

apple1992 Thu 14-Apr-16 20:53:56

Nightly glass of wine. Never more than a glass midweek though. I think it's widely socially acceptable among teachers to drink wine regularly!

parrotonmyshoulder Thu 14-Apr-16 21:04:33

I manage some weeks with none midweek but I have to commit to it (usually by announcing to DH that I'm not drinking this week). Most weeks, however, it's few glasses most evenings. I'm struggling with full time work and young children.

DraenorQueen Thu 14-Apr-16 21:11:07

Since Sunday I've had 4 cans of cider. Tonight I have wine as I had some good news earlier. (approved mortgage application.)
I do drink too much and at one point went through a period of having a nightly bottle of wine. As well as feeling rotten, it was making me skint!

Wolfiefan Thu 14-Apr-16 21:13:02

You need to find a better coping mechanism. Sorry.
Yes I have taught for years.

Lilaclily Thu 14-Apr-16 21:14:13

I don't think it's just teachers I think it's modern life sadly

1944dadhelp Fri 15-Apr-16 17:05:24

What other coping mechanisms to you suggest Wolfie? I've got into such a routine by relaxing with a glass of wine. It just takes no effort!

ShesAGreatGas Fri 15-Apr-16 17:08:21

Went through a phase of having a glass every night, sometimes two. It ended up making me feel quite shit, a bit depressed, lethargic.

I have a bath and a cuppa instead, now grin.

Wine strictly for weekends.

Euphemia Fri 15-Apr-16 18:26:56

I keep it to days when I don't have work in the morning.

Cleebope Fri 15-Apr-16 20:33:38

Nightly glass of wine plus chocolate and a cig(or ecig)! 2/3 glasses Friday and Saturday. This routine gives me an hour or two's relaxation and I always have something to look forward to at the end of each day! 22 year long habit. Am rarely sick!

FithColumnist Sat 16-Apr-16 13:58:33

A couple of pints in the pub on my way home (I don't drive) every other day generally. It's a much-needed release and an opportunity to talk to adults (!) about things other than teaching (!!). I'd go mad without it, to be honest.

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