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Does Brain Size Predict Drinking Behaviors, or Do Drinking Behaviors Impact Brain Size?

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 29, 2020 Updated: May 12, 2021 Alcohol use research previously suggested that drinking behaviors were associated with reductions in brain volume, therefore proposing that drinking itself shrinks the brain. However, new research found that the opposite may be true: smaller brain…

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Does Depression Cause Drinking, or Does Drinking Cause Depression?

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 20, 2020 Updated: June 24, 2021 An eight-year study on the correlation between depression and drinking among adolescents indicates that depression often leads to drinking. Consequently, data demonstrated increased alcohol consumption in relation to short-term increases in depressive symptoms. Research shows…

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The Relationship Between Distress Tolerance and Alcohol Use: How Dealing with Negative Emotional States May Lead to Alcohol Use Disorder

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 8, 2020 Updated: April 8, 2020 Distress tolerance is one’s real or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress or negative emotional states. Having low distress tolerance, or an inability to deal with negative emotional states is a risk factor associated with…

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How Alcohol Affects the Body

Added By Fort Behavioral Health Fort Behavioral Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 5, 2019 Updated: November 29, 2021 According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, excessive drinking can severely impact health in a multitude of ways. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, alcoholic beverages are…