The research offers a couple of takeaways. The most obvious is that heavy drinking is simply a bad idea, for many reasons—among them the toll it takes on our bodies and brains. Another is that when we drink, it’s foolish to think we won’t suffer extended consequences beyond just the headache and queasiness. Work isn’t going to go well. We’re not going to be fully present in our relationships. Our brains aren’t going to perform as we’d like.
In other words, drinking isn’t just about the time spent drinking, it’s also about all of the time it’s going to take to recover, and our brains recover slower than we think. Read more here.