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Does Alcohol-Related Stigma Increase Risk for Mental Health Problems?

Psychologists and mental health experts use the term stigma to identify the negative associations that society places upon certain groups for their appearance, behaviors, or characteristics. People who are affected by alcohol abuse or alcoholism often experience this stigma either before or after they seek treatment. Researchers have examined the potential role of stigmas in the…

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Divorce and Drinking Problems

Divorce and Drinking Problems Heavy drinking takes a toll on individuals and relationships. As drinking becomes prioritized over responsibilities, employment and financial difficulties arise. In addition, alcohol use disorders are associated with a higher risk of developing depression, and the individual may experience sadness, loneliness, and feelings of hopelessness. Problem drinkers may find that their…