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Alcohol and depression

Discussion in 'Dual-Diagnosis Treatment' started by drc52, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    Alcohol is a depressant. It causes depression. It makes it worse in the long run. Situations and stress drive people to drink to escape, but it is not going to help.
  2. harold

    harold Community Champion

    The most important thing that can enable a person fight both depression and alcohol is the person's determination. You need to resolve to put an end to the situation. The first thing a person needs to know is the fact that it will not be an easy ride. Nothing is impossible if you believe. As a Christian, I will seek the help of God. God has gotten me out of a lot of things I never saw myself getting out.
  3. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Senior Contributor

    True. People drink a lot when they are depressed because they have nothing else to rely on to "put their problems away" even though those problems will still be there when they sober up. Fixing one of them will eventually aid the other. It's like a chain reaction.