Quick thinking and intellectual capacity is a vital strength in the legal profession and can be significantly damaged by alcohol dependence.
Alcohol is a depressant which means than long-term use leads to poor concentration, difficulty in thinking clearly, challenges with problem-solving and short-term memory loss.
You might also ask yourself these questions;
If you can answer positively to two or more of these then it may be time to acknowledge and address your drinking habits.
There are some simple things you can do straightaway to reduce your drinking at home and in social situations;
Socially in the UK it is both easy and socially acceptable to drink alcohol. It can be really hard to reduce your alcohol intake when so much of our daily lives are surrounded by opportunities to drink. However, here are some great tips from Change4Life.
The information and resource packs on this website are designed to help you and your colleagues to work as a community for better wellbeing and professional resilience. If you want to provide feedback on these resources, or to get involved in promoting wellbeing please get in touch.
It can be difficult to make a living from law and it can be pressurised and demanding. Competition and an adversarial approach to everything can make collegiate relationships difficult. This website aims to provide you with the knowledge to manage these stressors, make emotionally informed, wise professional decisions and thrive in your chosen profession.
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