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Ten Mental Health Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol

10 Good Mental Health Reasons N(ET To Drink... If you have issues with anxiety or depression or impulsivity, here are 10 good reasons why avoiding alcohol may be a good idea: Alcohol: 1. Interferes with the processes of memory and with new learning. zz 2. Interrupts normal sleep patterns, which affects energy, mood and anxiety level. zz 3. Is a direct central nervous system depressant that interferes with mood stability and promotes depression. 4. May provide short-term relief when you are anxious, but leads to rebound anxiety, which makes matters worse. 5. Contributes to increased impulsivity. 6. May lead to lowered inhibitions and negative choices that intensifies shame, anxiety, and depression. 7. Increases the likelihood of using other substances. R 8. Interferes with the therapeutic effects of prescribed medications, including anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications. 9. May be dangerous in combination with other medication. 10. May trigger memories of past traumatic experiences that involved alcohol, leading to greater distress, increased shame, depression, anxiety or worse. If you think you may be dependent on alcohol, seek support and treatment. Presented by: YELLOWBIICK

Ten Mental Health Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol

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