Leave a comment

How to make a tough day tougher

grapevine

Using alcohol to cope with stress may actually make a person’s response to stress worse, say researchers at the University of Chicago. Stress may also alter the way that alcohol makes a person feel in a way that increases the likelihood of drinking more alcohol.

“Alcohol can decrease the hormone cortisol which the body releases to respond to stress, and it can prolong the feelings of tension produced by the stress.” says Emma Childs, a research associate and author  for the study.”Stress can also change how alcohol makes a person feel: it can reduce pleasant effects of alcohol or increase cravings for more alcohol.

Source: Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, October 2011.
Taken from the Grapevine November 2011, copy right AAGrapevine.org
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: