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How can I treat my alcohol use and depression?

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If you think you have a problem with either, talk to your doctor or psychologist. There are lots of choices when it comes to medication that treats depression, and there are drugs that lower alcohol cravings and counter the desire to drink heavily. Your doctor will probably treat both conditions together. You can also get help from Alcoholics Anonymous or an alcohol treatment center in your area.

From: Alcohol and Depression WebMD Medical Reference

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Julien, R. , Macmillan, 2005. A Primer of Drug Action

Young-Wolff, K.C. , August 2009. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Fergusson, D.M. , 2009. Archives of General Psychiatry

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: "Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Youths Aged 12 to 17."

Wang, J.C. , 2004. Human Molecular Genetics

Dixit, A.R. , 2000. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Ostacher, M.J. , 2007. Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Crum, R.M. , 2008. Archives of General Psychiatry

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Luo, X. Genetics, Aug. 15, 2006. Human Molecular

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "How should comorbid conditions be treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 12, 2016

SOURCES:

Julien, R. , Macmillan, 2005. A Primer of Drug Action

Young-Wolff, K.C. , August 2009. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research

Fergusson, D.M. , 2009. Archives of General Psychiatry

National Survey on Drug Use and Health: "Depression and the Initiation of Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Youths Aged 12 to 17."

Wang, J.C. , 2004. Human Molecular Genetics

Dixit, A.R. , 2000. The American Journal of Psychiatry

Ostacher, M.J. , 2007. Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Crum, R.M. , 2008. Archives of General Psychiatry

Graham, K. , 2007. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Sullivan, L.Y. , 2005. The American Journal of Medicine

Luo, X. Genetics, Aug. 15, 2006. Human Molecular

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "How should comorbid conditions be treated?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on September 12, 2016

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