Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Article on Drinking and Anxiety

Alcohol is thought of a way to relax and unwind.  The reality though is can also cause afterwards and the day after anxiety.  It can negatively affect the brains neurotransmitters and cause an imbalance as the body tries to reset.  This can cause minor to severe anxiety as re-balance is restored.

Drinking can actually increase anxiety especially the day after. Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Certification


The article, “Alcohol and Anxiety” from Healthline looks closer at the issues of drinking and anxiety.  The article states,

“When dealing with stressful days or nervous situations, you may be tempted to have a glass of wine or a beer to calm your nerves. However, drinking alcohol, especially heavily and over a long period of time, can actually increase your anxiety.  Drinking alcohol can have serious consequences if you’re being treated for anxiety. Having a drink might seem like a good way to ease anxiety, but you may be doing more harm than good.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Substance Abuse Counseling.