Why Is Using Alcohol To Stop Pain Bad

Why Using Alcohol To stop pain is bad?

April 2, 2020


People drink alcohol to take away the depressing effect of the pain. Over the last many years, alcohol has been used in the form of drugs. Still, many people use it as a pain relief as it helps to depress the central nervous system. This guide will enlighten you why the use of alcohol is bad for pain relief.


Alcohol can lessen the pain, but its continuous use can create problems and when combined with pain-killing drugs it can leave a negative effect. One of the main issues is that the body can build up alcohol tolerance. This means the alcohol will take time to produce the effective results it used to. Due to the decrease in the tolerance factor, the amount of alcohol intake can be more as compared to the safety guideline.

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Results in various health risks

Ingesting excessive amounts of alcohol over a long time can leave various health problems which can be life-threatening also like getting liver cancer. Well, not just the health issues but prolonged alcohol use can also lead to chemical dependency on alcohol which can also create different sets of problems.

Alcohol does not combine properly with Medications

  • People who are suffering from chronic pain can suffer from issues if they take pain-killer medications which include over-the-counter medications like Tylenol. 

It is true, that combining alcohol with depressants like tranquilizers is not all safe. Medications have also labels on them mentioning that the pain-relief medications should not be used with alcohol.

  • Aspirin and alcohol can damage the stomach lining. Liver damage can increase by combining Tylenol and alcohol. Advil and alcohol can cause stomach bleeding and ulcers. 

Some of the common medications and side effects they can leave when combined with alcohol:

  • Excedrin, Anacin, Bufferin, Aspirin, and Alka-Seltzer

Side effect: Possible irritation and bleeding in intestines and stomach

  • Sominex and Sleep-Ese

Side Effect: Increased drug potency and depressing central nervous system.

  • Demerol, Darvon, and Codeine

Side Effect: Central nervous systems function gets affected in certain strengths and combinations.

  • Insulin, Orinase, and Tolinase

Side Effect: Severe and unwanted reactions. In this case, never combine alcohol.

  • Dalmane, Seconal, and Nembutal

Side Effect: Fatal reaction, not even by mistake you should combine alcohol with it.

  • Dristan, Coricidin, and Nyquil

Side Effect: Alertness is reduced and the person feels drowsy all the time.

  • Tetracycline, Seromycin, and Fulvicin

Side Effect: Combining it with alcohol can lead to vomiting and nausea.

  • Anticoagulants

Side Effect: combining it with alcohol can lead to life-threatening bleeding

Simply, you should not combine any medication with alcohol. Make sure to consult the doctor at our rehab centre to understand the possible side effects.