|The Black Dog|
Alcohol is a depressant - so if you're already depressed then it's not a good idea to depress yourself further. Obviously, while you're drinking you will normally experience a short-term, feel-good factor but the day after you are likely to feel more lethargic and unmotivated than normal. Alcohol can also affect the effectiveness of antidepressants which, again, can leave you feeling worse than normal the morning after.
These days, I have the odd beer or glass of wine in the evening - but never to excess.
You know it makes sense, Rodney.