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  • Using alcohol to make you feel better is a common but unsafe coping strategy for mental health conditions such as depression.
  • Alcohol use is not an effective treatment – you will need to find other ways to support your wellbeing if you want to feel better.
  • Take steps to address the things that make you feel stressed and are getting you down.
  • Support is available for people living in rural and remote areas. Consult with your doctor or community health worker for information, advice and referral, or seek online or phone support.

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Reviewed on: 07-05-2019