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Rural issues - alcohol and depression

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People in rural or remote areas have to contend with long-term and wide-ranging sources of stress. Some people who are depressed turn to alcohol to feel better. This is known as ‘self-medication’. It is a common but unsafe and ineffective coping strategy for farmers and other people living in rural and remote areas.

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Disclaimer: This resource is from a source outside of Tasmania: it may contain links to services not available locally, unfamiliar terms, and refer to laws that do not apply in our state. It has been included on CODE as it contains useful information despite some content not being locally relevant.

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