Generally speaking, alcohol often tends to intensify your emotions. If you are depressed, tired, or angry, and drink to calm yourself down or put yourself in a better mood, you will indeed experience a transient improvement - but, it will be followed by even stronger negative emotions than what you experienced in the first place.

Moreover, it is common to experience symptoms of anxiety or depression, the day after you have been drinking.

If you experience these symptoms, it’s important to reduce your intake. In addition, stimulants, such as large doses of coffee, may also cause anxiety and depression. The same applies to other drugs.

From the leaflet Simple Advice by the Norwegian Ministry of Health.