The Longterm Effects of Drinking

The Longterm Effects of Drinking

I thought it would be useful to set out a timeline of the physiological changes that take place when you consume alcohol regularly. 1. Experimental When you first consume alcohol, your brain has never encountered it before and it is ill-prepared to deal with it....
The Magic Pebble

The Magic Pebble

Someone messaged me recently to ask the following question: If it takes 20 minutes for alcohol to get into our system why do I get a buzz straight after the first sip? I thought it was worth delving into a bit further in the form of a blog post because this feeds into...
The Benefits of Sobriety

The Benefits of Sobriety

This topic could almost be a rewriting of the whole of Alcohol Explained, things like reduced heart rate which leads to higher energy levels, greater mental resilience, far better sleep (and the whole world of increased quality of life that flows from that), weight...

Why Life Isn’t Boring Without Alcohol

This particular topic opens up a whole realm of interesting sub topics, not least of which is where we draw the line between the so called ‘normal drinker’ and the ‘problem drinker’. If you are drinking all day every day without being able to stop, then you clearly...

Falling Off The Wagon

There is a common dynamic when we fall off the wagon after a period of sobriety that is worth bearing in mind. With regular drinkers, because alcohol is a sedative, and because your brain reacts to it by becoming hypersensitive so that it can work under the sedating...