ASK A STUDENT NURSE
‘Do I rely too much on alcohol?’
Do you have any advice for this student nurse?
“Let me start by saying, I have never gone to placement drunk and I never would. But when I get home, the first thing I do is reach for a glass of wine.
“It used to just be to help me unwind after placement or a stressful day at uni but somehow I’ve ended up drinking every night and, if I’m being totally honest, some afternoons as well.
“I’m hoping that this is just my way of coping with the demands of the course and as soon as I qualify next year I won’t find myself relying on alcohol so much.
“Am I being realistic? I’m starting to scare myself.”
Please use the comments section below to share your advice
If you would like to ask the student nurse community a question, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will publish first names only, but please let us know if you’d rather remain anonymous.