I am new to this board ..I have a question.
Has anyone ever experienced~~~~ or is using alcohol to supress depression symptoms something typical?
The reason why I ask is because sometimes I find that when I drink, I am in a better mood. However, the next morning, my depression is often worse. Which makes sense because alcohol is a depressant.
I often, when social occasions arise that I can't avoid, I tend to have a drink before I go. And possibly some while I am there. Once I come home I typically force myself to do what needs to be done, then I go to bed.
I have been suffering through depression since 1993, When I was 17.
I have a long story in which I will spare everyone the details for now.
I was just curious about this.
Thanks for lending an ear (or eyes rather) and any insight.