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What Is The Connection Between Depression And Alcoholism?

By Beth Leipholtz on The Recovery Village - Ridgefield

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"For those with substance abuse disorders such as alcoholism, there are many reasons why drinking may seem like a good option.

One of the most popular reasons may be to deal with stress, or even to drown out depression. But coping with depression by using alcohol can be a dangerous cycle, as one disorder often worsens the other disorder. When two disorders feed off and affect one another in this way, it is called a co-occurring disorder.
In order to understand the relationship between depression and alcoholism, you must first understand what a co-occurring disorder is and how it works."

In this article from the Recovery Village - Ridgefield, you will learn what a co-occuring disorder is and how alcoholism and depression are connected in more ways than one.