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I need a way out of just drinking.. How do you deal with stress and depression in tough times if no wine?
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Dr. Claude Sassoon
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Drink or treat
As you seem to have realized, using alcohol to cope with depression and stress only provide temporary relief.
Not only does the depression and stress not get better, but it gets worse because now you also have to worry about alcohol dependence. See a psychologist or a psychiatrist to treat your symptoms effectively. Self-medication is often not the best way to feel better.

In brief: Drink or treat
As you seem to have realized, using alcohol to cope with depression and stress only provide temporary relief.
Not only does the depression and stress not get better, but it gets worse because now you also have to worry about alcohol dependence. See a psychologist or a psychiatrist to treat your symptoms effectively. Self-medication is often not the best way to feel better.
Dr. Claude Sassoon
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: How to stop drinking
Big questions! some people just quit, some cannot no matter how they want to.
You sound to have depression which you may be trying to mask the symptoms by drinking. It only worsen the depression. You need professional help, and quick! you need medications and counseling together, not separately, and aa support...Call your doctor, write him-her a letter about your problem, start with that...

In brief: How to stop drinking
Big questions! some people just quit, some cannot no matter how they want to.
You sound to have depression which you may be trying to mask the symptoms by drinking. It only worsen the depression. You need professional help, and quick! you need medications and counseling together, not separately, and aa support...Call your doctor, write him-her a letter about your problem, start with that...
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO
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Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: PROBABLE NEEEDS
TALK WITH A THERAPIST RE WHY THE STRESS HITS YOU THE WAY IT DOES. YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF YOURSELF AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. PROBABLY ASSISTANCE FROM MEDICATION. yOU'RE AWARE THAT DRINKING DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM. GOOD. YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IT ALREADY IF YOU COULD ALONE. THAT'S WHY THE THERAPIST. GOT TO TRUST SOMEONE. TIME TO START IS NOW.

In brief: PROBABLE NEEEDS
TALK WITH A THERAPIST RE WHY THE STRESS HITS YOU THE WAY IT DOES. YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF YOURSELF AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. PROBABLY ASSISTANCE FROM MEDICATION. yOU'RE AWARE THAT DRINKING DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM. GOOD. YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IT ALREADY IF YOU COULD ALONE. THAT'S WHY THE THERAPIST. GOT TO TRUST SOMEONE. TIME TO START IS NOW.
Dr. Aaron Ament
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