Can alcoholism later worsen to depression and even kill you?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Rainintheday profile image55
    Raininthedayposted 9 years ago

    Can alcoholism later worsen to depression and even kill you?

    My uncle might be getting layed of and he has been an alcoholic and we (meaning my familyand I)are worried that he might be killing himself.He takes medication and then drinks a beer with it.He also has what i think is Depression.

  2. mordorr profile image73
    mordorrposted 9 years ago

    I just lost a close friend this way, she liked a drink and it became regular. The pain from the drink used to have her in agony in the tummy area. As a person she was lovely and kind, but would not stop the drinking, it is so sad that they seem out of reach as people, the need to relax becomes a tricky habit. I hope you can steer him  away to get help, even if it is detox or a rehab clinic. Good luck friend.

  3. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 9 years ago

    Depression is the worst!  A combination of being depressed as well as a alcoholic can definitely lead to self destruction.  You as an individual have to want to break free from it.  If your behavior is very reckless, yes you can kill yourself

  4. the clean life profile image77
    the clean lifeposted 8 years ago

    From my experience and sure many other alcoholics.  Drinking alcohol does not help what so ever in curing any problems. Alcohol helps you to be even More depressed than when not drinking.
    I hope that your Uncle can find the help that he needs to become sober. Drinking alcohol never is the fix all solution to anything including loss of employment.

  5. lobonorth profile image60
    lobonorthposted 7 years ago

    Alcohol itself is a depressant! In addition, I am fairly certain that it interferes with a lot of medications including antidepressants.
    I notice the question was asked a long time ago and it looks as if Postpartum Depression's only activity on HupPages was to ask this question. In any event, I do hope that you found answers that were able to help your uncle, Postpartum Depression, if you do read this note. It is hard to see someone you care about or love having a difficult time of it; and it is particularly difficult if that person is depressed since it isn't easy to help. Knowing you care must mean a lot to your uncle, though.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)