ALCOHOL AND DEPRESSION
Not drinking may seem like a simple solution to someone on the outside but, it is much more complicated than that to someone with an alcohol problem. So what makes it so difficult to quit drinking? Several factors can make it a challenge for someone to stop drinking on their own; here are just a few.
Drug overdoses aren't the only way drug users may lose their lives. Heavy users of alcohol, opioids, cocaine or even marijuana run a higher risk of suicide than those who don't use drugs. This is another compelling reason to get an addicted person into rehab.
A healthy lifestyle is always preferred over an unhealthy one. As we go through life, we try to be as healthy as we can. Those intentions are, of course, strongly affected by a wide variety of factors. These include socioeconomic condition, genetic endowment, upbringing, geographic location, peer environment, available resources, etc. Still, we do the best that we can with the resources available.
It does not take a wise man or woman to know that alcohol is a more or less unhealthy substance and that drinking too much of it can have a very harmful effect on the human body.
It is a matter of common sense that depression and alcoholism often go hand in hand, but until recently it has not necessarily been well established just exactly to what degree this is the case.