Even small amounts of alcohol affect our emotions, judgement, memory, speech, and anger levels. Excessive drinking and long-term consumption can kill brain cells. Drinking affects the frontal cortex, which is used for planning, forming ideas, and making decisions, and the hippocampus stores our memories. Once the hippocampus is damaged, you may experience difficulty learning new things and retaining new long-term memories.
Breakups can actually churn up the same emotions as grief so you might be feeling lots of different things day to day. It’s totally okay if you just need to throw the duvet over your head and demolish a family bag of crisps. Call the people who make you feel good and remember, it might feel like you can’t get through it, but you will.
"This family were very tight lipped historically about their ‘private’ affairs and in many ways still are, Charles and his mother come from a generation that prided themselves on putting aside personal needs for public good, as men culturally they are trained to withhold around psychological distress, they all went through education systems (residential/collective childcare) that are known to make kids more reserved about their internal worlds as success was seen in terms of attainment in exams etc.”
Throughout the pandemic, we saw increasing numbers of people suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other mental health concerns. Addictive behaviours with social isolation and the loss of human connection resulting in some of the nation turning to alcohol and in some cases drugs as a coping mechanism were seen to be also on a sharp rise.