Seriously, what can I do about this?
I went to see a gp last weekend and made the mistake of classifying myself as a binge drinker (I tend to get through a bottle or two at most of red on a Friday night)
When i mentioned to my family / friends that i was going to see a gp for help they were all delighted "about time", and "thank god you finally done something" were the word's i kept hearing, my boss has told me to take some time off as he is concerned about my mental state, but the advice from the gp was essentially to go for a load of blood test's, and that it was all caused by my drinking.
Why is there a stigma within the NHS where if you have more than a glass of wine or solitary bottle of beer you are a problem drinker?
Can i go above said gp? I want to call up some form of therapist and have a chat and get the ball rolling from there. DO i have to be referred or can i do it off my own back?
Im in Hertfordshire if that makes any difference?