Depression and Alcohol Use – Not a Good Combination
Posted Mar 17 2013 2:42pm
Depression and alcohol use are not a good combination. Both cause changes in the brain, and both can make the other condition worse. Depression and the Alcohol Use Connection Suffering from depression and its accompanying feelings of sadness, loneliness, restlessness and the like is often a reason a person elects to drink in the first [...]
Lisa Frederiksen is the author of nine books and a national keynote speaker with over 25 years public speaking experience. She has been consulting, researching, writing and speaking on substance abuse, addiction, treatment, mental illness, underage drinking, and help for the family since 2003. Her 40+ years experience with family and friends’ alcohol abuse and alcoholism, her own therapy and recovery work around those experiences, and her research for her blog posts and books, including her most recent - "Crossing The Line From Alcohol Use to Abuse to Dependence," "Loved One In Treatment? Now What!" and "If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!" - frame her work with medical school students, families, individuals, students and administrators, businesses, public agencies, social workers, family law attorneys, treatment providers and the like.