Alcohol Series - Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and Depression

This fact sheet highlights the complex relationship between alcohol consumption and depressive disorders. Alcohol use can lead to depression, and depression can lead to increased alcohol use. In addition to outlining the characteristics of depressive disorders, the fact sheet explains why alcohol use is not a solution to cope with depression. The fact sheet includes some recommendations on what you can do if you are feeling depressed or thinking that you drink too much.