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.
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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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