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Can alcohol or drugs interfere with recovery from a mood disorder?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: Alcohol and drugs may cause a mood disorder.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Illicit substances: Yes, they can prolong the illness, lessen chances of recovery, render the condition to become more resistant to treatment, and affect overall compliance with treatment.

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