Though alcohol is legal for adults 21 and older, alcohol is not a safe or healthy substance to consume. Case in point, new research shows how a particular type of alcohol is particularly appealing to and dangerous for… underage drinkers.
Some people think they can use alcohol to go to sleep easier but there is a wealth of information revealing the truth: Alcohol consumption interferes with sleep. For a good night's sleep, low or no alcohol does the trick.
Though alcohol is widely accepted and its use is normalized in our society, there are several harsh truths about the substance that the American people must be made aware of.
Alcohol consumption has become a normal, accepted part of American society. Unfortunately, several myths about alcohol have cropped up along the way, leading people to believe things about alcohol that are not true.
Most people understand that consuming alcohol dulls the senses. What is less well known, however, is that drinking alcohol to excess can, over time, cause permanent damage to the senses.
When we create a culture that normalizes alcohol consumption to a point where about 85% of the adult population drinks, the stage is set for alcohol misuse and all of the harms that come with it. Research indicates that per capita alcohol consumption in a country is a crucial predictor of how much alcohol misuse will occur in that country. That’s why it’s important to look at both excessive drinking AND “normal” drinking.
Though lockdowns slow the transmission of COVID-19, they appear to increase the number of people who binge drink.
As if it were not clear enough why Americans should not consume alcohol, new study findings indicate that there is a direct connection between alcohol consumption and increased risk for contracting cancer.
While any type of alcohol consumption carries some risk for harm, consuming alcohol as a coping mechanism for anxiety creates a considerable risk for addiction. No one should use alcohol as a method of “dealing with anxiety.
Perhaps from the outside looking in, it seems odd that a liquid, mostly water with some chemistry added in, could have such a significant impact on human behavior, thought, emotion, and reaction. Why does drinking change the way a person behaves?