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I get stressed easily and recently I am having a drink almost everyday.It is notrelaxing but I don't want to get addicted.What can.I do?
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Dr. Traci Buxton
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Try something else
Alcohol is actually a depressant and can make stress symptoms worse.
Try exercise, meditation, or a new activity to distract your mind and see if it helps with your stress level. If these remedies don't help, see your doctor.

In brief: Try something else
Alcohol is actually a depressant and can make stress symptoms worse.
Try exercise, meditation, or a new activity to distract your mind and see if it helps with your stress level. If these remedies don't help, see your doctor.
Dr. Traci Buxton
Dr. Traci Buxton
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Stress management
For most people one drink a day is not unhealthy.
However, using alcohol to cope with your stress is definitely not healthy. Find other ways to cope. Exercise, write in a journal, talk with friends by phone or in person, see a counselor, meditate, do yoga, find a hobby you enjoy, take a bath, take a walk... The list goes on.

In brief: Stress management
For most people one drink a day is not unhealthy.
However, using alcohol to cope with your stress is definitely not healthy. Find other ways to cope. Exercise, write in a journal, talk with friends by phone or in person, see a counselor, meditate, do yoga, find a hobby you enjoy, take a bath, take a walk... The list goes on.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Other ways
1. Stress management techniques: relaxation exercises, meditation, mindfulness, thankfulness journals.
2. Letting go of problems that are not ours to solve; solve problems with solutions one step at a time; releasing unnecessary worry by setting realistic goals. 3. Using social support to help us manage stress and give us perspective 4. Self help materials. 5. Time for oneself. 6.Exercise.

In brief: Other ways
1. Stress management techniques: relaxation exercises, meditation, mindfulness, thankfulness journals.
2. Letting go of problems that are not ours to solve; solve problems with solutions one step at a time; releasing unnecessary worry by setting realistic goals. 3. Using social support to help us manage stress and give us perspective 4. Self help materials. 5. Time for oneself. 6.Exercise.
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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