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What is the Relationship Between Depression and Alcohol?

For many people, depression and alcohol are closely related. People who have depression may drink to try to feel better, especially in social situations. But alcohol is a depressant, and drinking may only make their condition worse. If you find yourself battling depression and using alcohol to cope, there’s help available. At Fort Behavioral Health,…

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

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 size may create a genetic tendency for increased alcohol consumption. The Research Researchers utilized data from multiple studies to confirm…

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Does Cohabitation Influence Drinking Habits Among Partners?

A recent study on The Influence of Alcohol Consumption Among Partners in Newly Cohabiting Relationships hoped to reveal if a cohabiting partner’s alcohol consumption habits influence their partner’s consumption habits and vice versa. The Study The researchers analyzed survey data from over 1,400 heterosexual couples living together between 2001 and 2016. Findings suggest that living…