According to Health Canada, 78 per cent of Canadians reported having at least one drink in 2011. Looks like the majority of us enjoy a little tipple now and then.
But why do we like drinking and the way it affects our thoughts and feelings? And what exactly is it doing to our tender brains?
The good people at asapSCIENCE have looked into that, and in the video above, they break down exactly what the booze is doing to our neurotransmitters.
Turns out alcohol slows down our brains, causing us to feel less, perceive less, notice less and remember less. At the same time, it fine tunes our thoughts so we can think really clearly about what little we're thinking about.
As the video puts it, alcohol leaves us "thinking very clearly about almost nothing." So next time your best friend starts obsessively telling you how much they love you after a night of drinking, it's probably just the alcohol talking.
If you're wondering who's behind asapSCIENCE (and whether they know what they're talking about), check out this interview with the two guys who put the videos together.
Their names are Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, and they both went to the University of Guelph in Ontario and got Bachelors degrees in Biological Science.
Brown is now a high school teacher in Biology, Chemistry, and Art, and Moffit works in production for film and music.
They say their love and passion for science inspired them to start making these videos.
And they're hoping that by exposing the science behind interesting things (like what booze does to your brain, for instance) they'll inspire their viewers to love science, too.