“Holding Your Liquor” May Lead To Alcohol Abuse
The ability to “hold your liquor” may cause you a serious alcohol dependency later on in life. Researchers from Arizona State University and Yale University found that drinkers who did not seem to suffer from the short term effects of drinking such as feeling inebriated or experiencing a hangover the next morning were more likely to face longer term health issues as their tolerance to increased drinking develops.
The results appeared in the March issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and serve to highlight how frequent alcohol consumption can become an addiction later on in one’s life. The study was led by William R. Corbin, PhD, associate professor and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. “What’s important is that many people believe that if they can hold their alcohol, they are at low risk for alcohol problems. I think our study may help explain why that’s the case, because initially that may be true,” says Corbin. “But what’s important is that people know that being able to hold your alcohol puts you at heightened risk for long-term alcohol problems. The worry is that people who have that belief continue to drink heavily, thinking they are fine, and those really are the ones we’re most worried about.”
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