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Holding one's liquor may be sign of future alcohol problems
Holding one

(January 22, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Arizona - According to a report published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, people who are better able to hold their liquor are more likely to develop alcohol problems. Researchers studied over 100 heavy drinkers, all whom were young adults and had not yet reached an age at high risk for alcohol problems.  They found that individuals who had a low subjective response to alcohol or an acquired tolerance were more likely to drink heavier than those with a high subjective response. The low SR may protect individuals against alcohol problems in the short term, though it raises risks of problems in the long-term--as individuals may continue to escalate their drinking.