Study: Drinking Alcohol for Depression May Cause an Addiction

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Researchers have found that drinking alcohol to soothe depression may cause a long term addiction to alcohol. Anyone who is experiencing an alcohol dependency issue should contact a detox center like Harbor Village to begin the recovery process.

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“An alcohol-related issue doesn't have to ruin your life. Contact a detox center such as Harbor Village and receive the care you need to achieve sobriety,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

As reported by the UPI (8/11), in an article titled, Using alcohol to self medicate increases addiction risk, a research study has found that drinking alcohol to soothe depression may cause a long term addiction to alcohol. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry.

Located in a beautiful South Florida setting, Harbor Village, an alcoholism treatment center, enables clients with substance abuse problems to check in and begin a proven step-by-step program to help them become sober. A 24/7 medically supervised detox center, Harbor Village allows each client to experience private alcohol rehab in a luxury, state-of-the art environment. Clients are welcomed with upscale accommodations including an attractively furnished suite complete with satellite television, 30,000 square feet of outdoor lounge area, spa, salon, massage and acupuncture services, nutritious, gourmet dining and the personalized support of a caring, attentive staff.

According to the news story, Using alcohol to self medicate increases addiction risk, Rosa Crum of the The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reviewed the data pertaining to individuals who claimed to have used alcohol as a medication in 2001-2002.

In 2004 and 2005, when the study participants were re-interviewed, it was discovered that their drinking had become heavier.

"It indicates that drinking as a way to improve mood symptoms might increase the probability that alcohol dependence will develop," Crum said in a statement.
Crum warns that people who use alcohol to cope with their problems may eventually need professional help.

“An alcohol-related issue doesn't have to ruin your life. Contact a detox center such as Harbor Village and receive the care you need to achieve sobriety,” said Robert Niznik, Harbor Village CEO.

For more information, visit: http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-855-338-6900.

Media Contact: 
Robert Niznik 
Harbor Village 
Miami, FL 
305-999-5728 
robert(at)harborvillageflorida(dot)com

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