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41 What's the relationship between depression and recovery from substance abuse?




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This article is from the Depression FAQ, by Cynthia Frazier with numerous contributions by others.

41 What's the relationship between depression and recovery from substance abuse?

It is not unusual for people who have recently been withdrawn from alcohol, or other abusable drugs to become depressed. These depressions are often self-limited, and clear in about 8-weeks. If depression has not cleared by the end of that period, anti-depressant therapy should be started.

 

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