If You Have To Be Around People Anyway, You Might As Well Drink

“University of Pittsburgh researchers used facial expression and speech behavior to find that moderate levels of social drinking can enhance positive emotions, improve social bonding and relieve negative emotions. Psychologist Dr. Michael A. Sayette and colleagues found that moderate doses of alcohol have a powerful effect on both male and female social drinkers when they are in a group. The negative emotional association with alcohol involved social drinkers consuming alcohol in isolation rather than in groups.”