It really IS happy hour, study finds

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

They didn’t exactly raise the bar on alcohol-related fact-finding.

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently released a study concluding that moderate amounts of booze, consumed while socializing, increases the likelihood of people feeling pleasant and bonding with others.

In short, the analysis concluded that drinking in a group is a more positive experience than drinking alone.

If those findings sound familiar, it’s because they almost mirror those of generations of folks who conducted research and found that having cocktails with chums is fun. These individual investigations primarily were self-funded and did not rely, as did the Pitt analysis, on a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism grant.

What’s interesting about the Pitt study is not its stunningly obvious conclusions but the divergent path researchers took from the rest of society to arrive at them.

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