Why Nondrinkers May Be More Depressed

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by worlds edge, Oct 8, 2009.

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  1. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Surreal. Not that I was ever much of a drinker, but I've been on the wagon for about a year now. And like this article suggests, I feel more isolated than ever. Food for thought.

    link - TIME Magazine


  2. Chargette

    Chargette Well-Known Member

    I'm an alcoholic and this is what AA meetings are for. Many alcoholics drink to change the way they feel, self medicate. When they stop the booze they will still feel their original problems. AA teaches us to live life on life's terms. :)
  3. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I agree that nondrinkers would be more depressed only because they have not numbed their true emotions down High anxiety definitely as well. I do not drink and often wondered what it would be like to just give in and drown all this pain
    I am afraid it would feel to good so i won't start as i have seen also the devastation drinking does cause.
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