This is also a prevalent symptom. Headaches result from the alterations laid down above and a few others. Alcohol has a soothing effect on the mind of an addict. They need alcohol to reach that state once again, and if they don’t, the resulting emotions and dysregulated brain chemicals change blood circulation in the brain in an attempt to make it more receptive to the drug. Such an increase in blood circulation leads to migraines and headaches.