EP 498: Reader Question – Using alcohol to deal with depression

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The first few weeks of your alcohol-free journey may result in dealing with feelings of depression. 

Join Annie as she helps us better understand what your brain is going through in those first few weeks without alcohol. And how you can combat these feelings with knowledge that will empower you to stay the course.

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Highlights of Using Alcohol to Deal with Depression

The brain has a lot of rebalancing to do after we give up alcohol. Check out the details below:

  • The brain develops a pattern when we drink alcohol and it takes some time for it to get the message when we quit drinking
  • The brain is expecting a stimulant and compensates ahead of time with depressive chemicals – So when that stimulant doesn’t show up, we feel pretty low
  • As the week goes on, the brain balances itself out and our heightened emotions also even out
  • Understanding that our brain is doing it’s job, can help us navigate and overcome the discomfort of the first few weeks AF

There’s More!

Listen to the entire podcast for an important question you can ask yourself as you venture out on your first week AF

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