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Jul

If you have depression and find that an alcoholic beverage actually “numbs” the pain, you’re not wrong. According to research, consumption of alcohol has the same type of chemical effects on the brain that antidepressants do, but in a much more rapid manner (although it is highly advised to not depend on this method, or…

21

Jan

A recent study in Buffalo has shown that alcoholism is more commonly found in smokers versus nonsmokers. This can be extremely bad, as it puts individuals that are addicted to both in a very difficult situation, especially when trying to overcome the addictions. The two biggest concerns are over how difficult treatment is to stay…

19

Jun

For individuals who struggle with  drinking, there are enjoyable aspects to drinking for them.  Alcohol use may bring temporary relief of discomforting feelings, bring about self medication for a mental health issue, bring a feeling of social connectivity with peers, relief of boredom,  or other perceived benefits. The enjoyable aspects are what keeps returning them to drinking despite…

06

Jan

People often turn to wine, beer or cocktails to unwind at the end of the day. These drinks might seem to be relaxing and to aid sleep. But research has shown that people who drink alcohol in the evenings actually get less REM sleep and have less restful nights. Now a study demonstrates that late-night…