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Alcohol and Mental Illness

Alcohol and Mental Illness

Have you ever struggled with alcoholism or mental illness? Has your depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorders, or other mental illnesses driven you to drink more than you would have? Do you ever use booze to cope with how you're feeling, your situation, or your surroundings? Have you ever felt that alcohol made you think differently or act differently, or do you ever think that alcohol affects you in different ways than it does for your friends or coworkers? Alcoholism is a disease that affects millions of Americans per year. And it is a disease in its own right. But sometimes it also appears as a symptom of another disease-some kind of mental illness.

It's true that mood disorders or mental illnesses can cause someone to be more prone to alcoholism than the general population. After all, lots of people self-medicate, whether it's with alcohol, or street drugs like meth, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, PCP, or Molly. Alcohol and other substances can help a person feel like they're coping with their symptoms or with the stress of life. But then alcohol extracts a terrible price. By coping by using alcohol, lots of mentally ill people become alcoholics, which is yet another set of problems and challenges to overcome. So if you're feeling like you need alcohol to cope with life, seek treatment and not the comfort of a bottle.

Do you ever feel like alcohol is the only way you can feel normal? Do you need booze to function? Alcoholism is a serious disease that affects countless Americans. So seek help-call Retreat at Lancaster County to learn more about the alcohol addiction rehab New Jersey relies on to keep safe and sober. When it comes to outpatient alcohol rehab, Pennsylvania is an ideal setting for recovery. Centrally located, we can help you with transportation from OH, PA, NJ, MD, DE, NY, and CT.

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