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“Alcohol affects your body and brain, increases many health risks and can damage your mental health. During difficult times in life, people sometimes turn to alcohol or other drugs to help them cope.

Using alcohol can…

Cause depression, or make it worse
Alcohol may make you feel less anxious or down while you are drinking, but when the effects of the alcohol wear off you can feel worse than before. Alcohol is a depressant. Alcohol’s effects on our mood are temporary, and we may even feel worse after drinking, because of the way alcohol changes our brain chemistry. This is why we often feel down or anxious the morning after a night’s drinking.”

Read further from (Ireland, February 2018).


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