What should of been a nice break from work, people come back in worse condition than they left. Why? Shouldn’t they be refreshed and energized? Nope. They drank because they “deserved” it. They worked all week, alcohol is their reward.
Alcohol adds to stress. Maybe not in the moment you are drinking it, but it does. It is all illusion. An illusion reinforced by our culture, but an illusion nonetheless. A person who eats well, drinks plenty of water and has sufficient coping skills will be able to deal with the daily struggles of life without the need for a poisonous crutch. This is the kind of person who will come back to work Monday truly refreshed and ready to go.