Can you advise this student nurse?
“I tend to have a glass of wine to wind down at the end of a shift after I get home and never really thought anything of it. But yesterday my housemate described it as ’an unhealthy coping mechanism’ which really took me by surprise.
“I realised it’s not the first time she’s made comments like that and normally I laugh it off but I’ve just started thinking that actually, how much alcohol should I be drinking? I don’t mean recommended daily limits, I mean what’s actually normal for a 21-year-old student nurse?
“To be totally honest I do drink most days, I’m either drinking because it’s my day off or to unwind after a shift. But that makes it sound like I’ve got a drinking problem, which I absolutely don’t, I’ll drink probably one glass of wine if I’m not going out.
“Does my housemate have a point?”
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