Alcohol Affect on Blood Pressure

How Does Alcohol Affect Blood Pressure?

It’s common to have a better time at a social gathering with a drink in your hand. Alcohol can lower your inhibitions and make you feel like the life of the party. Many praise the benefits of drinking alcohol in moderation, which is known to immediately lower your blood pressure. Sources such as Medical Daily…

Drinking When Bored

Drinking When Bored? What It Could Mean

If you find yourself bored without alcohol or drinking simply because you’re bored, you might be developing an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Regular drinking is often considered socially appropriate and normal, but if your drinking extends to when you’re alone, that’s a red flag. There’s a very fine line between social drinking and problematic drinking,…

Drinking When Bored? What It Could Mean

If you find yourself bored without alcohol or drinking simply because you’re bored, you might be developing an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Regular drinking is often considered socially appropriate and normal, but if your drinking extends to when you’re alone, that’s a red flag. There’s a very fine line between social drinking and problematic drinking,…

Difference between binge drinking and alcoholism

Binge Drinking vs. Alcoholism: What’s the Difference?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects more than 14.5 million people in the United States. However, certain alcohol-related behaviors such as binge drinking have become so commonplace that the lines become easily blurred between drinking alcohol and developing a problem with it.  We’ve all seen the American preoccupation with excuses to binge drink. Whether it’s a…

Do You Sleep Better When You Drink?

A last glass of wine before bed or a drink before getting ready for sleep is an idea that makes its way into every form of media. Well-meaning friends or family to those who have trouble falling asleep often recommend a nightcap — one last drink before bed. While alcohol may make it easier to…

What it's like to experience alcohol cravings

What It’s Like to Experience Alcohol Cravings

Alcohol is an influential substance in society, and its use dates back thousands of years. The earliest traces of alcohol use are from  between 7000 and 6600 BC in China. In ancient India, between 3000 and 2000 BC, alcoholic beverages were called “sura.” In the 16th century, alcohol was used medicinally in Great Britain, and…