Why you should NEVER drink to forget: Alcohol ‘makes bad memories stronger’

Scientists have found evidence that alcohol not only prevents you from forgetting bad memories but makes them stronger – by strengthening nerve cells connected to the brain’s fear response center.

Replacing this form of self-medication with short-term drug therapy and behavioral therapy is the only way to weaken – or even rewrite – bad memories.

But Dr Norman Haughey, a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University, warns the longer you spend drowning your memories with liquor, the harder it will be to overwrite traumatic experiences.

Read the full article at the Daily Mail on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4110856/Why-NEVER-drink-forget-Alcohol-makes-bad-memories-stronger.html