A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 09, 2017
“If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?”

Alcohol has frequently been called “liquid courage.”

Caffeine has sometimes been called “liquid anxiety.” “Consuming large amounts of caffeinated drinks is like drinking liquid anxiety,” wrote Dr. John Boghosian Arden in The Heal Your Anxiety Workbook (2009).

“If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on August 10, 2017.


Urban Dictionary
liquid courage
Any alcoholic beverage that turns a person mean, brave or excited.
Named for the instant burst of courage (and often stupidity) that comes from drinking it.
Before I stomp a mudhole in this dude’s ass, I’m gonna need some liquid courage.
by Denis Baldwin February 03, 2004

Google Books
The Heal Your Anxiety Workbook
By John Boghosian Arden
Boston, MA: Fair Winds Press
2009
Pg. 53:
Consuming large amounts of caffeinated drinks is like drinking liquid anxiety.

Twitter
FLIP‏
@FLIPnational
30 Day Challenge: March
No Caffeine.
“Large amounts of caffeine is like consuming liquid anxiety”
- John B. Arden, Ph.D
3:03 PM - 28 Feb 2012

Twitter
allie mullin 📸‏
@alliemullin
Caffeine in my body is basically liquid anxiety. I feel awful.
7:29 AM - 10 Dec 2015

Twitter
Anxious Thoughts‏
@anxietytime
Caffeine is basically liquid anxiety, but does that keep me from drinking coffee? Of course not. #anxiety
9:34 AM - 29 May 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?
submitted August 10, 2017 by allpowerfulsharkgod

Twitter
ShowerThoughts Bot‏
@thoughtsbybot
If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?  #showerthoughts
8:46 PM - 9 Aug 2017

Twitter
M̶̵̛̠͎̘̫͋̂ͣ̒̀͢Ȇ͗̾́G‏
@TheMeggex
Caffeine = Liquid Anxiety
Alcohol = Liquid Courage
10:04 PM - 9 Aug 2017

Twitter
Branden Cohen‏
@branden_cohen
If alcohol is liquid courage, is caffeine liquid anxiety?
10:06 PM - 9 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, August 09, 2017 • Permalink