The Physical Effects of Daily Alcohol Consumption 

Unfortunately, daily alcohol drinking harms brain health. 

A 2022 Nature Communications study indicated that one alcoholic drink per day may impact brain gray and white matter volume.  

Daily alcohol consumption decreased brain matter volume even more. 


Many people drink to cope with a low mood, but alcohol may be causing a cycle of moodiness.  

Depressants like alcohol affect brain neurotransmitters like serotonin, GABA, and dopamine.  

Couple those feelings with a mild hangover and you'll need another drink the next day to "help" with the unpleasant feelings. 

After a drink, you may feel comfortable and confident, but when the alcohol is metabolized, chemical changes may cause irritability, anxiety, melancholy, or aggression. 

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