Why is self-medicating harmful?

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Dec

Why is self-medicating harmful?

December 4, 2020
Self-medicating can appear harmless at first, but over time, it can result in dependence on your substance of choice. In addition, it has been associated with the exacerbation of symptoms for some mental illnesses, and it can predispose users to developing mental health issues in the future. If someone with a mental illness self-medicates, then that means...
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Dec

What is self-medicating with alcohol?

December 4, 2020
Self-medicating with alcohol involves using it as a way to deal with things that are difficult. That might include temporary stressors, like the holidays, a health condition, or a mental illness. Even seemingly “casual” uses like drinking to deal with stress at work are examples of self-medicating with alcohol.
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Dec

Why do people self-medicate?

December 4, 2020
Many people self-medicate as a way to deal with stress. And while it feels good in the moment, it can lead to substance abuse as tolerances develop and you grow used to regularly drinking or using drugs. Self-medicating is also associated with mental illness, as people who experience depression, anxiety, and other disorders are more likely...
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