Alcohol is a depressant, which means alcohol and depression can generally go hand in hand. Also,  Many people who suffer from depression, turn to alcohol to cope. Little do they know; this tactic is actually making their depression worse. If you or your loved one are suffering from a drinking problem, contact our rehab to take the first step to healthy, sober living in NJ.

 

Reduced Decision-Making Skills

When someone binge drinks, their self-control is altered. In fact, their decision-making capacity reduces significantly. This is extremely dangerous for someone who suffers from depression. Because this means they are put at a higher risk of committing suicide. For an individual with depression, a few drinks too many could end fatally.

 

Provoking Problems with Family Members and Friends

Binge drinking can lead to many unfortunate events. One being issues with friends and family. If your drinking is becoming a problem, most likely it will have affected your friends and family. If your confrontation begins to develop between you and your loved ones, this could ultimately make your depression worse. Having friends and family separate themselves from you could lead to you feeling isolated, and worsen your depression.

Who can help me with Sober Living NJ ?

Sober Living in NJ

Is your depression causing you to drink? Or is your drinking making you depressed? if you or someone you know is showing signs of problematic drinking behavior, the Discovery Institute can help. Contact us today for information on rehabilitation programs and therapy that assists with living a sober life free from and alcohol.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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