Don’t drink? You might be depressed.

According to a new study published in the new issue of Addiction, it found that the happiest people were “those who averaged about two glasses of alcohol per week, where a glass of alcohol represents one bottle of beer, or a glass of wine, or a shot of strong spirits.”

“Researchers also found that non-drinkers reported having fewer friends than drinkers did, which might explain their increased odds of being depressed. They saw that this group is less socially well-adjusted than other groups. Generally when people are with friends, it is more acceptable in Western societies to drink than not to drink.  While the questionnaire recorded non-drinkers’ subjective perception of the situation, a number of other studies also confirm that teetotalers experience some level of social exclusion. ”

Maybe all I need are more dates with a Tom Collins.

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2 Responses to “Don’t drink? You might be depressed.”

  1. Oh god, the correlations.


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