Alcohol: Stress Reducer or Stress Inducer?

By: Amanda A. Kostro Miller, RD, LDN

Whether you’re bored, stressed or anxious, you may reach for an alcoholic drink to cope. While some people have a healthy relationship with alcohol, stressful conditions can make even the most disciplined person fall into alcohol abuse patterns.

What’s worse is that American culture portrays alcohol as a means of relaxation. Think of all the movies that show a businessman drinking alcohol after a stressful workday!

We’ve been groomed to think that alcohol is a way to relieve stress. In this post, we’re going to talk about how alcohol is not a “stress reducer” but a “stress inducer.”

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