man dealing with alcohol addiction

4 Ways Alcohol Impacts the Brain

Alcohol probably plays an oversized role in our lives. Most major events involve adult beverages in some fashion. For most people, those moments go by without any consequence. But not for everyone. Alcohol, for some, becomes an addiction, based on interactions between alcohol and the brain. The consequences of alcohol abuse can be severe on…

Man asking whether alcohol can make ptsd symptoms worse

Can Alcohol Use Make PTSD Symptoms Worse?

PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often accompanied by feelings of helplessness, suicidal thoughts, depression, self-harm, and anxiety. Those symptoms occur as a result of a variety of traumatic experiences ranging from emotional, physical, verbal, mental, or sexual abuse, to surviving combat in war. So, the question is, can alcohol use make PTSD symptoms worse? Our…