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Old 09-10-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Does binge drinking really cause depression

Last week my best friend and I went to South Padre Island for Labor Day Weekend... I drank, and drank, and then drank some more. Now I don't even want to go out anymore. I cry all the time, and all I can think about is how "up" I was in Padre. I've never been a big crier... in fact, its kinda like a sign of weakness to me (for myself, not anyone else). I used to love my life, now I don't even wanna be in it anymore. I read some articles about how binge drinking can cause depression, but I've yet to talk to anyone else that has experienced it... can someone please tell me how long I'll feel like this??? Is there some kind of help for it? What can I do to get back to normal??

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Old 09-10-2004, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Does binge drinking really cause depression

Alcohol is a depressant. That is why when you are on anti depressants the doctor tells you to not drink a lot of alcohol. A lot of times drinking like that brings up thoughts that cause emotions to burst out. It sounds like something else is wrong because even though alcohol is a depressant it souldn't be doing that to you days later. Maybe the alcohol made you start thinking about something in your life that is sad or some problems you might have had tucked away inside. If you feel this depressed don't be shy about seeking some medical advice. I was going through some serious depression and I refused to seek help. It got so bad that my family had to step in and make me get help. Then after a few weeks I was so much better I wished I would have done it sooner. I hope things work out for you!
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: Does binge drinking really cause depression

hello there,

i was a binge drinker for about 7 years. i don't drink anymore (the very rare occasion) i do suffer from depression, and for me binge drinking most certainly didn't help it at all.. eventually i had to stop that being a main reason. if i were you i would go see a doctor and or a counselor. best wishes to you.

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