Alcohol does not make you feel any better about the problems you are trying to drink away

Alcohol does not make you feel any better about the problems you are trying to drink away

Alcohol shown to be consistently ineffective at drowning your sorrows.

Some people say they want to use alcohol to improve their mood, and that’s not what we found happening.  In fact, it works the other way: People report less happiness as they use more alcohol
Professor Valerie Harder, University of Vermont.

This new study found that men tend to drink when they feel angry (leading to the huge increase in domestic violence after sports games if the home team loses).

Women who ‘drink to feel better about a problem’ experience far more depressive emotions the day after drinking.

Both men and women reported feeling “less happy” the day after drinking.

So drinking to drown your sorrows clearly does not work.

Study by lead author and assistant professor of psychiatry Valerie Harder, from the University of Vermont as published in the June 2013 issue of the journal Alcohol and Alcoholism.  Professor Harder looked at 246 study participant problem drinkers, aged 21-82, who went through an alcohol treatment program covering moods, stress level and drinking habits on the program.  As reported by The Daily Mail, LiveScience and Fox News on 29 July 2013.

 


 

Posted: Wednesday 7 August 2013

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