61 per cent of Irish adults say they drink to cope with stress and difficult emotions.

Drinkaware's Annual Barometer found low mental wellbeing was highest in those aged 25 to 34 who've upped their alcohol intake in the past year.

The latest report also shows one in four adults say they've drank to binge levels in the past month.

This equates to at least six units - or three pints of beer - in one sitting.

Social Media Consultant Samantha Kelly, who's been sober for 14 years, says in the past, she would drink to excess...


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