Depression is often addiction

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A lot of people think sadness is depression. And an enormous amount of people never think that their life style contributes to their depression. For example too many people I see have alcohol abuse/misuse problems. Try and detoxing/stopping SLOWLY on medical advice, and after a month dry from alcohol, see if you are still depressed. This applies to ALL the addictions. You may be addicted to your partner or work or exercise or food or drugs. Stop ALL of them for a month or IDEALLY 90 DAYS, under medical supervision if you have 'a habit'. Then assess your mood after the three months. Often people's mood and thinking clears, and energy levels increase. You don't HAVE to stop forever! Unless experts advise it. But you now know where your depression comes from, and you may have originally drunk to repress feelings that you can now deal with (childhood, PTSD, worry, work, anger, relationships, etc). But first try that. You may still be depressed after 90 days. Then you KNOW it is NOT the cause of your lifestyle but an emotional disorder or perhaps a buried bereavement.

What You'll Need

  • Doctors awareness you are stopping. Friends or family support. In extreme cases AA, NA etc.

What You'll Do

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep your doctor informed. If you are drinking or using drugs heavily seek professional medical advice. DETOXING from drugs and ESPECIALLY COMING OFF ALCOHOL is very DANGEROUS UNSUPERVISED.
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