Alcohol is not the antidote for grief

alcohol is not the antidote to grief

I’m talking about purposely looking for relief from the pain of grief with a substance, the most common of which is alcohol. I’m talking about unhealthy self medication.

I’m not talking about those who have lost a loved one and are suffering suicidal ideation, have reached out for help and are taking the appropriate medication. I’m not talking about parents who’ve lost a child and have a prescription to help with sleep in those first months. I’m not talking about people who take medication for mental health condition. I’m not talking about one glass of wine.

The truth is, mind-altering …