Alcohol and Bipolar Disorder

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Alcohol and Bipolar Disorder
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 11:03am

Do you think it is okay for someone with Bipolar Disorder to have a drink? Why or why not?


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Registered: 11-17-2003
Fri, 09-28-2012 - 2:22pm

 As someone who is mildly bipolar, yes I think it is okay.   I do drink and at times, too much. There are times when it depresses me and other times it doesn't hurt me.

On the other hand, I do think if a person is severely bipolar, alcohol probably should be avoided.  I have an aunt, who from what I have seen and the little that I do know, is likely bipolar type 1 and she does not drink at all.

I think it depends on the person. Everyone has a differet reaction to any substance.