NBC News Publishes Tips for Managing Stress, without Alcohol

"Taking deep, deliberate breaths is one of the best antidotes to the body’s natural response to stressful situations."

Lauren Wolfe, PsyD, is chief clinical officer and co-founder of Annum Health.

Lauren Wolfe, PsyD, is chief clinical officer and co-founder of Annum Health.

If you've ever tried to manage your stress with alcohol, you're not the only one — but doing so too often can backfire. Learn why and discover alternatives for coping with stress from our Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Lauren Wolfe, in this piece by Danielle Page for NBC News.

“The heart of any stress-reducing regimen should be increasing the production of oxytocin and decreasing the production of cortisol. Alcohol doesn’t do this, but taking a break, getting good exercise and playing with pets are activities that do," explains Dr. Wolfe.

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Amanda Harrington