Frequently asked questions

Is there a connection between difficult life events and problematic alcohol consumption?

Alcohol initially has a calming, relaxing effect on many people and thus can be experienced as beneficial in dealing with unpleasant and stressful emotions. Difficult situations in life can therefore act as a trigger for increased alcohol consumption. Dependency may develop if a person continues to consume alcohol over a longer period of time to help him- or herself live with troubling emotions.