From the May 2017 magazine.

Alcoholism At Large


Can’t drink it away

A new study suggests that people can’t “drink away” bad experiences. Researchers found that the use of alcohol to blunt the fear associated with bad memories only serves to make feelings of fear persistent. Results of the study demonstrate, the authors say, “that alcohol strengthens emotional memories associated with fearful experiences.”

The researchers estimate that up to 80 percent of people with PTSD (post-traumatic stress...