Substance abuse is common among people struggling with a depressive disorder. Because alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, the use of this drug tends to trigger symptoms of depression such as lethargy, sadness, and hopelessness. However, many depressed individuals seek drugs or alcohol as a way to boost mood or numb painful thoughts. As a result, depression and substance abuse feed one another, and one condition will often worsen the other.
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