Rethink That Drink Myth - Stress

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If you think drinking alcohol reduces stress levels, it can actually lead to alcohol dependence and make anxiety symptoms worse.
  • Problems occur when stress is constant and people continue to try and deal with its effects by drinking alcohol.  Instead of calming anxieties, long-term, heavy drinking can actually work against you, leading to numerous medical and psychological problems and increasing the risk for alcohol dependence. http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA85/AA85.htm
  • Things that help you reduce stress:
     - Exercise 
     - A hot bath
     - Yoga
     - Counseling/therapy

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