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How can abstaining from alcohol improve your mental health status?

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Dr. Traci Seidman
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Alcohol & Depression

Long term use of alcohol is associated with depression.
Over time, it can deplete serotonin, thus, while you may feel good with that initial "buzz," coming down can take you back to that same sad place you started from, leading you to a vicious cycle of trying to chase away the blues. Staying away can help you get a good nights rest, replenish neurotransmitters and help you see more clearly later

In brief: Alcohol & Depression

Long term use of alcohol is associated with depression.
Over time, it can deplete serotonin, thus, while you may feel good with that initial "buzz," coming down can take you back to that same sad place you started from, leading you to a vicious cycle of trying to chase away the blues. Staying away can help you get a good nights rest, replenish neurotransmitters and help you see more clearly later
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