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Drinking and Depression

Addiction is commonly associated with other mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. Depression is so common, that it has been likened to the chicken and the egg debate: which came first, depression or alcoholism? Alcoholism can certainly cause depression, while being depressed can cause a person to reach for a drink. It’s very counter intuitive to reach for a depressant when attempting to combat depression, but it’s something a lot of us do.

Depression can affect every aspect of a person’s life. It can impact relationships, cause difficulty in the workplace, and can be a precursor to other illnesses, including addiction. Alcohol is often used to cope with depression symptoms, as it can temporarily provide relief by distracting from feelings of sadness. However, the more we numb our feelings, the more alcohol we need to achieve that state, and the more likely we are to become dependent.

As time goes on, our depression worsens, and so does our alcohol abuse. It’s a vicious cycle, and one that is in dire need of professional help. Treating depression is extremely difficult if someone is still drinking. Antidepressants can cause negative side effects if taken while alcohol abuse is still occurring, which is why getting help for alcoholism is imperative. Without help, the risk of self-harm and suicide is greatly increased. If you are struggling with depression and alcoholism, there is a solution.

The Serenity Recovery Center specializes in treating alcoholism and depression. No single type of therapy is quite as effective as the comprehensive approach we take, combining the best medical protocols and therapies in the substance abuse industry. Our commitment to addressing the addiction and the well-being of every client is our cornerstone of ensuring recovery success. You will leave here with a new lease on life, and the tools you need for lifelong sobriety.

You don’t have to feel the way you do now, ever again. Depression and alcoholism are treatable, and right now, you have the opportunity to change your life and begin feeling better. You are not alone. All it takes is a phone call and the willingness to stop drinking.

Quitting alcohol is dangerous and can be fatal, which is why medical attention is necessary. Our detox center is safe, private, and your comfort will be of the utmost importance. You can recover, and your life can change. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at 844-339-6964. Don’t keep living in agony, call today.