Substance abuse disorder (SUD) can affect your entire family system. Talking to a counselor and other forms of therapies have been shown to help. Get substance use counseling – it works.
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Substance use or abuse to relieve depression symptoms can exacerbate the effect of clinical depression resulting in physical and interpersonal problems. You can meet with a mental health counselor to discuss an appropriate treatment plan.
Depression is a serious mental illness that can get worse with substance use or abuse. Consider your habits with self-medicating. Are you really addressing your depression symptoms?Talking to depression counselors can help.