Science Reassures Us that Alcohol Can In Fact Reduce Pain

We all know that after a couple of drinks at a bar, our pains and sorrows fly away for a little while. Now, science is reassuring us that we are correct in feeling this way! However, there is a bit of a downfall to taking a couple of drinks to relieve pain. Of course, it was just too good to be true.

Apparently, a study took place at the end of 2016 involving 18 different experiments and a total of 404 participants. Each participant was administered pain intensity tests on non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages. According to The Journal of Pain, “alcohol is an effective analgesic that delivers clinically-relevant reductions in ratings of pain intensity.”

Now, this may seem like results worth celebrating over. However, this is a reason for alcohol misuse and results in long-term health damage on its users. Not only does the alcohol add a few pounds if it is being drunk persistently, but it can also cause many other issues in important organs such as your liver. In other words, yes it can be used to treat your temporary pain but it’s really just all about moderation.


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