Almost 60 per cent of adults are drinking alcohol in order to cope with the stresses of everyday life – a study has discovered.
Recent research conducted by Drinkaware investigated the regular drinking patterns of people in the UK aged between 18 and 75.
Over 6,000 adults were assessed over the course of a few weeks between March and April last year.
The results of the study revealed a variety of reasons why people choose to drink alcohol.
38 per cent of the male and female participants said that they sometimes drink alcohol to forget their problems with 47 per cent admitting that they often drink to cheer themselves up.
41 per cent also noted that they occasionally drink when they’re feeling depressed or nervous.