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Alcohol and Suicide, The Deadly Relationship,

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.” – Edgar Allen Poe When things get tough, when it’s hard to cope, when feeling becomes too much – places where we all have been – the need to make it through becomes eminent. As this is something we all can relate to in one way or another, it should be easy to understand why you or someone you love has turned to alcohol to soothe or numb the pain. After all,...

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Heavy Drinking Can Make Your Anxiety Disorder Worse

When it comes to heavy drinking and mental health, odds are high that the first psychiatric condition that springs to mind is depression. And it's true, drinking can play a role in cases of depression, because of the way in which alcohol works on your neurotransmitters — but it turns out that anxiety and alcohol abuse actually have a deeply intertwined relationship, too. And this relationships really should be better understood by people with anxiety issues, people with a history of alcohol problems, and, frankly, everybody else. We still don't know everything about the precise ways in which anxiety can alter the brain, but we're increasingly discovering that there's a worrying relationship...

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues: Dealing with Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues Dealing with Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Co-Occurring Mental Health Problems When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, alcoholism, or drug addiction is never easy, and it’s even more difficult when you’re also struggling with mental health problems. But there is hope. There are plenty of treatments and steps you can take to help you on the road to recovery. With the right support, self-help, and treatment, you can overcome a co-occurring disorder, reclaim your sense of self, and get...

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?, Alcohol-Induced Depression Help

Alcohol Abuse and Depression: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Treating Depression and Alcohol Addiction Many people who have depression also have an alcohol use disorder and vice versa. These people are at an increased risk of suicide, and the two conditions can exacerbate each other. What Is Depression? The information in this article is intended to be used for educational purposes only. If you believe you have some type of psychological disorder such as depression or a substance use disorder, talk to a licensed mental health professional. Most people feel depressed at one time or another. But occasionally feeling sad is not the same thing as having a depressive disorder. Those who have...

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Blige opens up about drugs and depression

Blige opens up about drugs and depression She's one of the music industry's most successful stars, but Mary J. Blige's life hasn't always been red carpets and hit albums. During her 20-year career, the singer has dealt with drug abuse, alcoholism and depression, which she says stems from being molested as a child. Blige chatted with Los Angeles Confidential magazine to comb through her troubled past and reveal how she rose above it. On being high during the 1995 Grammys: "Back then? Shoot. When I got that Grammy (best rap performance by a duo or group) I was high. Not at the Grammys I don't think. But I was drinking like a crazy person. Still sniffing cocaine going in..." On eschewing...

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Depression and Alcoholism: Co-Occurring Disorders - Elevation Behavioral Health

There are many reasons why individuals suffer from alcoholism, and genetics, environmental factors and mental health issues are just a few explanations. Co-occurring disorders occur when an individual suffers from both a mental health issue and an addiction. Though they are completely treatable, co-occurring disorders are especially delicate and require integrated clinical therapy to achieve lasting results.>/p> Depression Statistics These numbers are compounded by the fact that 10 percent of Americans experience depression, yet more than 80 percent of those who deal with depression go undiagnosed and untreated. In the absence of professional treatment, it’s not uncommon for those...

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Largest Observational Study To Date Suggests Ayahuasca Can Remedy Depression, Alcoholism

Have you heard of the medicinal drink known as ayahuasca? The psychedelic substance is traditionally brewed in South America, where it is consumed during ceremonies to contribute to healing and self-realization. Now, new research confirms that the brew — which contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT) — can help cure people of depression and alcoholism. The study was published in Nature and suggests that the psychedelic drug — which is illegal in the U.S. and the UK — has the potential to improve people’s mental, physical and emotional well-being. The research was conducted by a team from Exeter University and the University College London reports Business Insider. Wrote senior author professor...

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Alcohol Worsens Depression; Depression Worsens Alcohol Abuse - AFMC

About a third of American adults drink too much. “Too much” means they consume enough alcohol to increase their risk for physical, mental and social problems, even death. Continuous alcohol use is linked to brain damage, high blood pressure, heart and liver disease, strokes, digestive problems, elevated cholesterol levels, depression and anxiety, reduced resistance to disease, several types of cancers, and alcohol dependence or alcoholism. In addition to physical and mental health problems, continuous alcohol use increases the risk for: Unintentional injuries such as car accidents, falls, drownings, burns and firearm injuries Violence, including child abuse and intimate partner abuse,...

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A-Z of Alcoholism Depression, THE BACK 9

A-Z of Alcoholism & Depression TBN Staff: Paul, a researcher for “Rehab 4 Alcoholism” from across the pond in England wrote to “The Back Nine” and offered this article regarding depression related to addiction, specifically alcoholism. We found the article very informative and worth publishing. Please if you suffer from depression take a few minutes and consider the information in the article. It just may change your life. Experts now refer to alcoholism as alcohol use disorder or AUD. This is because problems people experience with alcohol should not be limited to cases that are considered a ‘dependency’. AUD includes alcohol dependency, alcohol ‘alcohol...

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Comorbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence, Psychiatric Times

Comorbid Depression and Alcohol Dependence Patients who are seen in clinical practice commonly have multiple problems, yet efficacy data often reflect treatment of a single illness. Thus, it is useful to know how standard treatment approaches need to be modified for comorbid disorders. This article briefly describes prevalence, assessment, clinical features, and treatment of comorbid major depression and alcohol dependence. Evidence from clinical treatment trials and changes made in the delivery of treatment from inpatient to outpatient settings bring into question the long-held view that patients with co-occurring depression and alcohol dependence must achieve abstinence from alcohol...

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