Does Alcohol Alter Your Mood (Transcript)
I’m Kevin O’Hara for Alcohol Mastery.
Today, I’m asking the question, “Does alcohol alter your moods?”
Does Alcohol Alter Your Mood?
We’ve all seen how somebody’s mood or the way somebody’s acting changes once they’ve been drinking. We’ve all seen that, we’ve all witnessed the responses in ourselves when we’ve been drinking. The changes that come over us when we’ve been drinking.
So does that prove that alcohol alters your mood?
The Exploding Psychopath
I think alter and mood are not the correct terms to use anyway. When I’ve been in the city center and I’ve seen people coming out of pubs when they’re pissed and I’ve seen the violence erupting outside in the streets, “alter” and “mood” are the last things that come to mind. I think “psychotic explosion” is probably more appropriate.
When we actually drink – every time you drink – it’s always associated with something else. It’s always associated with another action. When I used to drink, one of the times I’d drink would be when I would finish work. So I’d finish work and I’d go in a pub and have a drink. Now was my mood being altered by the fact that I was drinking alcohol? Or was it being altered by that I’d finished work?
Another time I used to drink was when I was socializing with family and friends. So was it the drink – the alcohol – that was altering my mood? Or was it actually the socialization? Was it being with my dear family and my dear friends?
Was It Being On My Own?
I can take a couple of times when I was drinking just purely on my own. Maybe listening to music, or watching a movie. So was it being on my own or watching the movie or listening to the music that altered my mood or was it the alcohol?
I can’t think of any time when I was drinking where I wasn’t actually doing something. Even when you’re sitting down and chilling out and you’re doing nothing but staring at the wall, you’re STILL doing something. You’re still relaxing. You’re basically chilling. So, is it the relaxing or the sitting down doing nothing that’s altering your mood or is it the alcohol?
Your Bodily Reaction
It’s actually sitting down and chilling – that’s the essence of a good chill-out session. I’ve discovered that now, to my great pleasure. Alcohol used to just get me the jitters something horrible. I could never really chill out. At the end of the night I’d go unconscious, fair enough but it was never relaxation. It was always tense and nervous. Even that you can’t say that the alcohol is altering your mood. The alcohol may be getting inside your system and may be reacting to your body, but it’s not altering your mood. It’s the body’s reaction that’s altering your mood.
One Chemical Changes Another
I don’t think alcohol has got any claim to be able to alter anything inside your body. When you drink alcohol, it’s the mixture of the alcohol with the other chemicals, it’s your body’s reaction to it. It’s your body sounding the alarm bells and saying “Gotta get rid of this toxin.”
What’s Happening On The Inside?
There’s a lot of theories, there’s a lot of research been done into exactly what goes on when the alcohol gets inside your body. Especially when it penetrates into your brain and what happens there. Who do you believe? Who do you actually believe? Which piece of research do you go to and which university do you go to?
Profit is King!
As I’m gonna show you in another video I’m doing later this week, a lot of the research that’s being done is actually being promoted and is subsidized, something entirely paid for, by the alcohol industry. The drinks industry is there as a business, and as a business its intention is to make money, is to make profits. The bigger the business, the more profits it has to make. So how can you trust their conclusions? How can you trust the research from a company whose sole interest is to make money out of the exact thing that they’re researching? How can you trust a business, in the first place to do fair research, and in the second place to reveal any conclusions that are against its own interest? The alcohol industry’s best interest is to make you believe, is to find out things that prove that alcohol is good for you. I’ll do a video later on in the week; I found an interesting piece in one of the newspapers that just highlights this.
The Rules To Drink By!
In all fairness, all of us have seen way too much violence, too many alcohol-fuelled fights, too much nastiness involved with alcohol for the industry ever to cover it up and say “That’s not true, that doesn’t happen. Alcohol doesn’t cause violence at all.” They can’t do that. So what do they do? They spin everything around and they come up with these sensible drinking rules. Sensible drinking guidelines. It’s a toxin! Sensible and alcohol shouldn’t be in the same sentence. If you think that they should, then I think that we should also bring out sensible heroin guidelines or sensible cocaine guidelines, sensible meth and vitamin guidelines or even sensible smoking guidelines. Sensible drinking guidelines? Give me a break.
Wash Your Brain Out!
All this advertising, all this marketing…it’s all just brainwashing. It’s mental manipulation. And it’s immoral. It’s just as immoral as the cigarette industries telling you that cigarettes are gonna do you no harm. Just as immoral.
Anyway I’ll leave it for there.
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