Young adulthood can be a socially difficult time to recover from alcohol addiction. During a decade where the norm is to hang out in bars, play beer pong at parties, and meet up with friends for drinks, young adults seeking sobriety from alcohol will have an easier time doing so if they have the right social supports backing their efforts.
If you have issues with anxiety or depression or controlling your impulses here are ten good reasons why abstinence from alcohol may be a good idea for you:
- Alcohol interferes with the processes of memory and with new learning.
- Alcohol interferes with normal sleep, which in turn affects energy, mood and anxiety level.
- Alcohol is a direct, central nervous system depressant that interferes with mood stability and promotes depression.
- While alcohol may provide short-term relief when you are anxious, drinking leads to rebound anxiety, which makes matters worse. Continue reading Ten Good Mental Health Reasons Not To Drink…