Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little bit better A cocktail or a glass of wine is a fine indulgence for most of us — in fact, there are studies that suggest it's downright good for you to have a drink now and then. But when it comes to stress or feeling depressed, the time when you probably feel like you need a drink the most, I say keep the liquor cabinet closed You may feel a little bit better if you're down in the dumps and you have a drink, but alcohol is actually a depressant, it adds calories to your diet, and it's not going to solve the problem that's plaguing you. That little bit of relief you get from drinking is only temporary and your problems may feel worse when that buzz wears off. Research shows that even moderate drinking may increase the odds of depression, which is exactly what you don't need when you're already feeling down. Instead of alcohol, try some hot tea, meet up with friends, go for a walk in the park, or hit up the gym Find something healthier and positive to take your mind off your problems, or to focus on your solutions, and write them down so you have them top of mind when a moment hits you So remember: Have a drink to celebrate, have a drink to unwind, but don't have a drink to save your mood Skipping the booze can help you feel just a little bit better.