A new study figured out exactly how much FUN it is to get drunk. Researchers used data from an app that has people report how happy they are at different times during the day.

They found that on a scale of one to 100, someone who’s drinking is about four points happier than someone who’s sober. That doesn’t sound like that much, but it’s significant. They also found that drinking doesn’t make good times that much better, but it definitely makes boring times better… For example, when people drank on their commutes or while they were waiting in line, getting drunk made them MUCH happier.

There is one catch though. The happiness boost from drinking is only temporary and it doesn’t make you happier long term. And, if you become dependent on alcohol, you’ll wind up getting sadder overall.

Read the full article at WASHINGTONPOST.COM

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