1-2 glasses of wine a day...should I be concerned?
September 28, 2011 9:44 PM Subscribe
1-2 glasses of wine per night. On occasion, as a substitute, yoga or klonopin. How sustainable / normal is this as a night time regimen?
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I am very stressed by my job (pretty much just all of the time), and when I come home at night, I want to relax so I can get to sleep. I've found that I feel a little better and settled in after a glass of wine or two, either by myself or shared with friends/roommates. This worries me because I'm concerned that, since I drink regularly and alone, I might be an alcoholic. Some nights, I will just take Klonopin (prescribed to me a while back, to be used "as needed") instead. If I ever have a night when there's time, I'll just go to a yoga class, and often that will do the trick, but there isn't often time to go to one of those.
Am I at risk of doing any real harm to myself? Is 1-2 glasses of wine a night normal or is it unhealthy? How can I know when I've crossed the line from normal relaxation during a difficult time to just plain old unhealthy self-medicating?