Social Rejection by Those Closest to You Can Lead to Subsequent Drinking

The need to belong and experience social connections is a fundamental human characteristic. Prior research has shown that social rejection is linked to increases in negative emotions, distress, and hostility. This study examined the impact of social rejection on alcohol use, and whether the impact differed when the social rejection was by close others, such as friends, spouses or family members, or by strangers or acquaintances.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/670200/?sc=c125

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