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The Myths Surrounding Alcohol

by on Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The Myths Surrounding Alcohol

It is possible that people have justified that drinking alcohol can be safe depending on the amount you eat after you drink, the type of alcohol you drink, or having a good meal to avoid a hangover. The truth is that drinking alcohol in excess no matter what the brand is can be dangerous to your mental and physical health. It is important to debunk the myths of alcohol so that you know what to do to keep yourself safe from alcoholism.

Myth: Building Alcohol Tolerance Over Time Makes It Okay to Keep Drinking

The fact that you are tolerance of alcohol is a red flag that you have alcohol abuse disorder. Because you feel like you are not experiencing the effects that you desire from alcohol, this gives you all the more reason to keep increasing your drinks to achieve that desired effect. As you increase your alcohol intake, you could be at risk for alcohol-related health issues like liver cancer. If drinking more and more alcohol is getting you intoxicated, you may need to think about your drinking habits before your health is in jeopardy.

Myth: Caffeine Helps Sober Up Faster

Coffee is not going to do anything to help the body process alcohol faster. You may feel more alert, but you will not achieve sobriety that way. Caffeine and alcohol can actually be a dangerous combination in that you may feel less intoxicated than you actually are which can lead to reckless behavior like committing a DUI. By believing that you are more sober than you actually are, this can make you drink more than normal.

Myth: Eating and Drinking Water Before Bed Will Help Avoid a Hangover

Having a late night snack or a glass of water will not do anything for a hangover. Alcohol has already been absorbed in your body and food will not change that. If you want to avoid a hangover, the best way to do that is by not drinking. It is hard to find how to cure a hangover as scientists still do not know what causes them. Think hard about whether or not your fun night of drinking is worth the headaches you will experience the next morning. Instead of finding ways to make excessive drinking excusable with these myths, you should be thinking realistically about your alcohol intake and how much it takes for you to reach intoxication.

Located in Centennial, Colorado, Restoration Therapy works with patients who are struggling with addiction, intimacy disorders, and trauma who are seeking treatment. In order to offer patients a more holistic view on a healthy sexuality, Restoration Therapy offers individualized and group therapy, workshops, psycho-educational classes, and more to restore the harm brought on by addiction and intimacy issues. For more information, please call us at (720) 446-6585 as we are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm.

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