It’s no mystery that alcohol affects our brains, and most slight drinkers like the way it makes them sense — happier, less careworn, greater sociable.
Technological know-how has proven alcohol’s sense-precise impact; pet scans have shown that alcohol releases endorphins (the “pleasure hormones”) which bind to opiate receptors within the mind. Although immoderate drinking is related to an increased danger of dementia, decades of observational studies have indicated that slight drinking — defined as no multiple drinks a day for girls and two for men — has few sick effects. (a drink equals 50ml of 80-proof spirits, 150ml of wine, or 350ml of beer.) Read More... “This is Your Brain on Alcohol”