Why Do People Drink Alcohol?

Why Do People Drink Alcohol? Alcohol is a dangerous substance. It is addictive, can deteriorate one’s health, and puts innocent people in danger. However, it is embraced and celebrated in society and there are many opportunities throughout life to try alcohol. Knowing that alcohol is dangerous and addictive can leave many people wondering, “why do people drink alcohol?” Soothe an Underlying Mental Health Condition One of the major reasons that individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorder drink are because they are suffering from an underlying mental health condition and are using alcohol to self-medicate. This condition can be either diagnosed or undiagnosed, and they could be doing this knowingly or unknowingly. Some underlying mental health conditions that lead to alcohol use disorder can include: Anxiety Social anxiety Obsessive-compulsive disorder Depression Bipolar disorder Schizophrenia Post-traumatic stress disorder History of abuse And more When an individual begins drinking alcohol, they feel its euphoric, relaxing effects. These effects help relieve stress, escape problems, give confidence, and seem to help in social situations. This initial positive feeling is what individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder are constantly trying to chase because it triggers the reward system in the brain. However, alcohol can exacerbate the very underlying mental health condition they were using alcohol to escape from in the first place. Normalization o...
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Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Journal of Molecular StructureAuthor(s): Ayman M. Mostafa, A.A. Menazea
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: While it is well-recognized that the stigma associated with alcohol use problems can prevent or delay help-seeking, there is limited research examining stigmatising attitudes towards alcohol misuse, or their consequences, during adolescence. Th...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Background: Brief interventions have shown promise in reducing adolescent alcohol and marijuana use. This manuscript presents a secondary analysis of a randomized trial that compared a brief parent motivational intervention (Family Check Up; FCU) to...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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