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alcohol as self medication

Postby rafaelBR » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:32 pm

hi everyone i am 35 yo i have anxiety and major depression since i dont even know and i started to self medicate me with alcohol which only led things to worse i became alcoholic i lost all my friends my only brother hates me and i live with my mother, who cries almost all day. sorry for the bad english i am from Brazil. And i only get this outta my chest.

any1 with suggestions opinions or similar stories?

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Re: alcohol as self medication

Postby Otter » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:00 am

HI Rafael -

I used alcohol as a self-medicating tool all of my 30s. I finally stopped. You can too.

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Re: alcohol as self medication

Postby BlueChesterfield » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:35 am

Try replacing alcohol with something healthier. I don't know how severe your alcoholism is, but I would try running, it really helped me. I tried self medicating with alcohol and marihuana myself, but I understood that none of those things really work. So I started to exercise intensely. It doesn't heal you, but it distracts your mind for a few hours and that made things better for me.
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Re: alcohol as self medication

Postby thought00fraught » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:04 am

I was an alcoholic for 20 years, currently 880 days sober.

All I know is that I'm basically "stunted" 20 years in the past, and I've got a lot of pieces to put back together.

If I'd done it for 40 years, I'd be stuck 40 years behind.

It sounds glib, but there is no better time to try and stop than today.

What you think is self medication is actually self paralysis and sedation. Nothing goes away, it just waits in a bigger and bigger pile for you.
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Re: alcohol as self medication

Postby eterea107 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:07 pm

I used to self-medicate with alcohol. It brought temporary relief, but it made my meds not work and interact dangerously...and I ALWAYS was more anxious the next day. I finally came to terms that I was making things worse and I'm glad I don't drink anymore.
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