An article by Foulds, J. A., Wells, J. E., Lacey, C. J., et al. (2013). Found in the The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, 2(1),
This article explores the association between alcohol consumption and current mental health. This association is relatively weak, except in the presence of very heavy consumption.
Conclusions include gender differences in the psychological distress caused by alcohol use and that, although alcohol use is clearly associated with poor mental health, an excess of mental health problems is confined to “a relatively small group with very heavy consumption or multiple alcohol problems.”
Find here: A comparison of alcohol measures as predictors of psychological distress in the New Zealand Population