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Unveiling The Link Between Alcohol and Suicide: Depression to Despair

Possessing a deep reservoir of expertise, this alcohol abuse, the big problem, causes suicides, too! It hurts physically, mentally, and socially.

Suicide is one of the worst things that can happen with alcohol abuse. Alcohol can worsen depression and anxiety, which increases suicide risk as i have learned so far. 

Even all around America, 29% of suicide victims connect with alcohol as i found during studying. That mostly results in anti-social, negligence, questioning, and avoidance because of addiction. Know the linkings between alcohol and suicide in detail here.

Unveiling The Link alcohol and suicide

Problems With Alcohol Use = Risk Of Suicide

When I wanted to know in depth of the topic of alcohol and suicide, Ii found WHO mentioning that many take the risk of lives just to abuse alcohol From my seeing i can oblige, You may be dependent on or addicted to booze and are 120 times more likely to kill yourselves than the rest.

While dealing with alcohol, I faced the fact that when you are alcoholic, you don’t have the mental ability to differentiate between wrong and right. And even a single change in personal and professional life may lead your thoughts to suicide as i noticed from other cases.

Drinking Impairs Judgment

Another way from my points that drinking too much alcohol can lead to suicide is by making it hard to make good decisions. Alcohol affects the brain’s frontal lobe, responsible for planning, thinking, and controlling your impulses. 

That makes you less afraid of dying and more tolerant of pain, making suicide by alcohol seem less scary and more possible as i experienced during researching.

Alcohol Makes Mental Condition Worse

While handling this type of case I found alcoholics like you used to drink too much, also had mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sadness, or anxiety. 

Even without alcohol abuse, these conditions can raise the risk of suicide, but when mixed with alcohol abuse, you can become even worse and it ends as hard to treat for us.

Aliza, one of my childhood friends, attempted suicide just because she hadn’t gotten alcohol for a long time. When I rushed to her place, I found her sweating and sitting on the floor begging for alcohol. 

That wasn’t an easy scene for me to accept. After talking with her family, I got to know that her family tried to return Aliza from addiction and didn’t give her money to buy. 

Later, she lost her mind and did some weird things, such as attempting suicide, hitting the wall with her hands, breaking glasses, and so on.

Detox Makes You Sad

I saw in many cases, when alcoholics like you suddenly quit drinking, you can have several physical and mental problems, such as nausea, tremors, seizures, insomnia, anxiety, and depression. 

If you don’t take care of these signs properly, you can be unpleasant and upsetting. I saw my patients Ammy(Not her real name) facing several issues while detoxing, and these were a bit challenging. 

And this may lead one to suicidal ideations. But somehow with proper treatment I made her mentally stable.

Two Diagnoses Mean More You Commit Suicide

When you have both an alcohol use problem and a mental illness, you are said to have a dual diagnosis. That is a common and complicated problem that needs professional care.

When I was researching, I found several reports from NIH, Elsevier, Frontiers and many more. Most of the reports including NIH mentioned two diagnoses are more likely to kill yourselves than those with just one. 

You may have worse symptoms, relapse more often, face more shame and discrimination, and have less access to good care as I noticed.

Please don’t wait to get help if you or someone you care about is drinking too much and having alcohol and suicidal behavior. It’s not embarrassing to say you need help.  You are not the only one going through this. You should be able to live a happy, whole life without alcohol and suicide thoughts

Tony McKenzie

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