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How can drinking alcohol affect anger?

When you're thinking, "Boy, I need a drink," think again. The trouble is alcohol won't relieve high anxiety or anger issues, and it could actually make them worse. In some people (you?), drinking when super tense can underscore the dark side of whatever stressed them out and leave them in a fouler mood. If you're stressed to the max and know from experience that alcohol bites back when you're tense, grab your iPod and hit the road. Both the walking and the music will help tame your tension and keep you healthy.

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