Drinking when you're depressed is often what leads to even worse depression, because the drinking makes the depressed people feel """better""" in the short term, but in the long term it merely exacerbates the worst parts of the depression and becomes its entire own issue, especially because it will reach a point where they are incapable of feeling good while NOT drunk, and externally the side effects of the excessive drinking will lead to dangerous behavior that alienates and/or hurts the people who care about them.
It's basically escapism on a catastrophic level. There's nothing inherently
wrong with drinking, it's a matter of your level of self-control, the reasons
you decide to drink, stuff like that. Not everyone who drinks regularly turns into an alcoholic.
t. someone who has known several alcoholics among family and friends.
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