What Is Social Drinking and When Is It a Problem?

By impairing the encoding of information in terms of its self-relevance, alcohol intoxication reduces self-awareness. The inhibition of encoding processes serves to reduce performance-based self-evaluation, which in situations where such evaluation is unpleasant, will attenuate stress responses, thus heightening the probability of drinking. Just as some people with diabetes or asthma may have flare-ups of […]