• Written by her.net.au

A sobriety coach has revealed exactly why drinking alcohol can make you feel anxious and depressed – and it's bad news for people who drink regularly.

The Daily Mail reports according to Annie Grace the more alcohol you consume the more likely you are to 'feel numb' to activities which used to make you happy.

In a post on Instagram, the American Naked Mind founder explained the human body is intelligent and quickly builds up a tolerance for alcohol, which means the drinker doesn't 'lose control' or get drunk as quickly.

The website said as this tolerance builds, with the help of a hormone called dynorphin, so does the body's tolerance for other 'joyful' things like ice cream, sex and social relationships.

Read the full report here.

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