Alcohol and pain:
People have been using alcohol to cope with pain since the beginning of human history. Many people also use alcohol as a way to manage stress, and chronic pain is a significant stressor. Research studies have found that as many as 28% of people with chronic pain use alcohol as a pain management strategy.
This research also indicates that men are more likely to have used alcohol as a pain management strategy than women. People with higher income also may tend to use alcohol more. The use of alcohol to help control pain seems to be connected with the frequency of pain, as those with more frequent pain used more alcohol. The use of alcohol was not related to how intense the pain was, or how long a person had been living with pain. It’s the regularity of pain symptoms that seems most connected to the use of alcohol to relieve pain. To read more, please click the link: