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This Is Your Body on Alcohol

By July 18, 2023No Comments

imbibing fancy cocktails with friends on the weekend (for you classy ones) or even just grabbing beers at the corner bar during the game — consuming alcohol is so second nature to many of us that we’ve stopped thinking about its effects on us.

“Alcohol in our culture is so much associated with positive things — pleasure, relaxation, socializing and food,” says Dr. Nathan Sackett, an addiction psychiatrist who runs UW Medicine’s Center for Novel Therapeutics in Addiction Psychiatry (NTAP). “It’s paired with all these things that make it hard to avoid.”