I was on the hunt for a good, old-fashioned health video. After all, we’ve spent a lot of energy on this Blog talking about political and social issues. Perhaps for a change we could simply focus on health, or the physical elements. Or maybe even emotional elements.
The above video is from a Public Health agency in Australia called Peninsula Health. To my reckoning, they provide health services to the outskirts of Melbourne – a place called Mornington Penisula Shire – just to give credit where it’s due!
If you take a few minutes to watch this video, you may discover how alcohol affects the limbic system of the brain. In turn, you may be able to ‘science-together’ how alcohol affects our behaviour, thoughts or words.
After all, we are aware that alcohol compounds emotion – amplifying feelings and impulsiveness. Have you ever said anything rude, troublesome, or regretful when you had a few drinks? Been bothered by an annoying drunk? Did something rash? Convinced yourself to drink more?
Not dealing with those consequences is a side benefit of the low-risk drinking guidelines. Stay within the lower ranges of those (or your) drinking patterns, and you may have fewer hangovers or hasty words to regret.