In this episode, we examine the link between drugs, alcohol and mental health.
Drugs and alcohol have been part of human civilisation for thousands of years and have served many different purposes. The impact that drugs and alcohol can have on an individual and the community are well documented. We wanted to find out whether or not people who suffer from mental illnesses develop drug and alcohol problems and if people who suffer from drug and alcohol problems develop mental illnesses.
Drugs and alcohol can help people escape the problems in their lives and numb their pain because it alters our state of mind and impacts our perceptions. Are people using drugs and alcohol as a form of self-medication? if so, what factors influence this. Join us as we delve into the topic of drugs, alcohol and mental health.