Ease Stress and Anxiety A shot of whiskey after a hard day helps to calm your nerves, thus relaxing your body. Stress and anxiety can lead to any number of physical health problems, a series of events that can be avoided with the occasional whiskey cocktail.
Alcohol is a sedative and a depressant that affects the central nervous system. At first, drinking can reduce fears and take your mind off of your troubles. It can help you feel less shy, give you a boost in mood, and make you feel generally relaxed.