‘Instructions for most psychiatric medications warn users not to drink alcohol, but people with bipolar disorder frequently abuse alcohol and other drugs. While some patients stop drinking when they are depressed, it is more common that someone with bipolar disorder drinks during low moods.’ [Source: WEBMD.]
Bipolar disorder is marked by extreme mood swings. Drinking alcohol, or abusing recreational drugs, can often amplify your mood swings. People with bipolar disorder often turn to alcohol and/or drugs in an attempt to quiet their symptoms, especially the manic symptoms.
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