PITTSBURGH (CBS Pittsburgh) – There is a reason it’s called “happy hour.”

A University of Pittsburgh study found that people are usually more social and pleasant while bonding with others while drinking than those who drank by themselves.

More than 700 male and female participants were broken up into three groups for the study.

The study showed that subjects who kept consuming alcoholic beverages were more likely to remain active in conversation among other participants.

The study relied on a grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

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