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  • Writer's pictureStacey Crescitelli

Unmasking Alcohol: A Sneaky Culprit in Mental Health

Unmasking Alcohol: A Sneaky Culprit in Mental Health

As we enter Mental Health Awareness Month, it is important and relevant to shed light on the silent saboteur lurking in many of our lives: ALCOHOL. 

For years, as a single mom, I battled anxiety without realizing that the very thing I turned to for relief was exacerbating my struggles. Alcohol seemed to offer relief, a temporary escape from the grip of anxiety. However, little did I know I was actually pouring gasoline on the fire! 

The science behind alcohol's impact on mental health is revealing. While it may provide a temporary sense of calm, it is a FALSE FRIEND. 

Alcohol's production of dynorphin and its effects on the prefrontal cortex of our brains actually perpetuate anxiety and depression. 

Understanding this dynamic is crucial for anyone grappling with mental health challenges. It is not about judgment or superiority, but rather about education and EMPOWERMENT. 

Acknowledging the role of alcohol in mental health issues can be an important first step toward reclaiming control over our well-being. 

As a coach, I've made it my mission to illuminate this often overlooked connection and provide support for those ready to BREAK FREE from the cycle. 

Through awareness, education, and compassionate guidance, we can navigate toward genuine relief and lasting mental wellness.

This Mental Health Awareness Month, lets unmask the sneaky culprit and pave the way for a happier, healthier tomorrow. 

Be well,

Your Coach, 

Stacey x

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