Unhealthy ways to cope
People often drink, smoke or use drugs to relax. But instead of helping us cope, these things may make stress worse - and can damage health.
It’s ok to be stressed sometimes – it happens to everyone. What’s important is to deal with it in positive ways, not in ways that damage our health, our relationships and our wallets. If we rely on drugs or alcohol to help us cope, we can find ourselves in real trouble.