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Re: Drug abuse and depression

Posted by Racer on November 10, 1999, at 2:37:31

In reply to Drug abuse and depression, posted by tony on November 9, 1999, at 21:26:47

Very common to try to self-medicate with drugs or alcohol! I did a lot of speed for a long time in my late teens/early twenties, and I know that it was self medication. I also drank heavily, and took any other drug I could get my hands on. I still smoke cigarettes, and know that the only way for me to avoid taking another drug is not to be around anyone who will use them.

As for the ADs, remember that most of the people here are having problems with the drugs, with finding the right drug or combination of drugs. For the majority of people who suffer depression and take ADs, the drugs work, and they don't require this sort of support system. Either they have an offline support system, or they have other interests. Most of us here either have had extensive experience which we can share with one another, or we're still trying to find relief from the depression. There aren't a lot of us who are totally stabilized - YET. Most of us will be, whether forever more, or for a period of time remains to be seen. Still, most of us will feel better because of our treatment. At that time, either we'll stop coming by here, or we'll still come by to offer the support we've received here to newcomers.

Give the ADs another try. If nothing else, for anyone with insurance, they're cheaper than pot or booze...




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