Alcohol is a depressant that can cause drastic shifts in mood and behavior. While it can be used to enhance or even create enjoyable experiences, alcohol addiction can lead to serious health problems including depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.
You like to enjoy a drink or two to unwind on the weekends with friends; maybe you even have one too many on occasion. But at what point does social or binge drinking cross the line into alcoholism?
It’s the end of April and spring is in the air, it’s a good time to be thankful for everything we have in our lives. We have made it through another cold winter and, with summer on the horizon, it’s time to get ready to get out and enjoy the warmer weather.
There are several reasons why people drink alcohol. For some, it is considered to be a social drinker’s best buddy and a safe, accessible way to have fun. For others, alcohol is a stress reliever that, when consumed moderately, induces feelings of relaxation and pleasure.
Did you know that excessive drinking can harm your thyroid? Alcohol use affects many areas of the body, from the gut to the mind.