Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Depression is strongly linked to alcohol and drug use. Depression makes substance use worse. In people who use substances, depression lasts longer. If the person gets relief from depression, substance use makes it more likely to return.
If you have a problem controlling your use of alcohol or drugs, it is very important to learn about and treat that problem along with any treatment for depression.
Do you drink or use drugs?