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[spunout.ie] , Duffy, Marie Know anxiety. (05 Sep 2018)

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The SpunOut campaign is called #KnowAnxiety. It's an information campaign which aims to inform our readers about anxiety and how they recognise it in themselves, family or friends. We want them to learn how to manage their anxiety and how to minimise it so that they can lead healthy and happy lives.

Alcohol is a depressant which means that it slows your body down. Your breathing and heart rate slow down and you may feel more relaxed at first. You may also notice a difference in your mood both in the short term and long term.

Many people drink alcohol to help them cope with emotions or situations that they would otherwise find difficult to manage. You may find social situations difficult and therefore use alcohol as a way to help you relax. However, this could in fact be making your anxiety symptoms worse, as alcohol can give a false sense of confidence......

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