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Alcoholism and Stress

How to Cope With Stress Without Drinking

(NewsUSA)- Though drowning your sorrows in a bottle may temporarily allow you to forget your worries, numerous studies show that you may be doing more harm than good when turning to alcohol for stress relief.

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse andAlcoholism, drinking alcoholic beverages stimulates production of the same hormones that your body releases when under stress. In other words, stress is induced rather than reduced.

There are numerous ways to reduce stress effectively withoutdrinking alcohol. CyberWize.com, maker of Vital StressX, a supplement designed to help the body cope with stress, provides the following healthy alternatives.

* Maintain physical and mental balance. Exercising regularly helps your body get rid of excessenergy produced by emotions, such as anger. Exercises like yogaspecifically help promote control of the body and mind.

* Take supplements. Getting the nutrients your body needs will help keep you functioning at yourbest. Some supplements, such as Vital StressX, are specificallydesigned to help your body cope with stress.

Vital StressX contains a combination of seven herbs, known asadaptogens, shown in clinical studies to help your body adapt tostressful conditions, boost energy, sharpen memory and strengthen the immune system.

"Stress can short-circuit rational thought," said Dr.Nicholas Hall, director of the Saddlebrook Resort Wellness Center in Tampa, Fla. "Vital StressX can calm the fight-or-flight response [that occurs during stress] and get your emotions under control."

* Join a support group. If you're going through a rough period, like trying to overcome a death in the family, a support group can provide you with the encouragement to tackle difficult situations effectively.

For more information about reducing stress and Vital StressX,call (800) 320-8807 or visit www.vitalstressx.com.

Alcoholism and Stress
If you read the article above, although published to promote their new vitamin, it becomes clear that should your alcoholic claim that stress causes his drinking, you can now tell him that his drinking actually increases his stress levels.

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