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How does alcohol affect someone diagnosed with DID?

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How does alcohol affect someone diagnosed with DID? If the person drinks and is in therapy working on dissociation would drinking make things worse?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Brad The Therapist replied 4 years ago.

Brad :

Thank you for your question. Yes, alcohol can interfere with dissociation depending on how much you drink and if depression is a trigger for dissociation. Please let me know if you have any further questions or if you need more details.


Brad - I suffer from depression and just got a dx of DID a few months ago. I had been sober for 15 years because I used alcohol to cope with depression. Now i drank a few drinks because its not like I can't drink cuz I am not an alcoholic. I was told alcohol could make the "parts" worse or dissociation. I was told to google it but can't find anything that explains what happens. I think your answer is enough but would like more detail so can you recommend a publication on the topic of alcohol and dissociation effects

Brad :

I recommend this book: Healing Trauma: Attachment, Mind, Body, and Brain by Daniel J. Siegel and Marion Solomo

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