Drinking alcohol every once in a while is actually good for you, good to get the good stress hormone cortisol into your system. However, frequent drinking or binge drinking can lead to addiction and increase your risk of getting diabetes. Some people are more vulnerable than others who can drink infrequently without any negative effects on their health.
It may be tempting for some people to believe that heavy amounts of alcohol consumption could give them an advantage because it’s been shown that moderate drinkers have a lower mortality rates compared with both non-drinkers and heavy drinkers due to the potential anti-inflammatory effects of alcohol against certain types of disease. The truth is that it’s just not worth it though, as alcoholism increases high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels.