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Old 09-27-2013, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mind numbing depression from drinking ?

Did anyone else have the terrible ,dark depression from excessive drinking .

I once thought id never feel good again , been 1 year ago ,I remember it like yesterday .
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Did anyone else have the terrible ,dark depression from excessive drinking .
Yes and No. Between binges Yes. While binging No. Drinking myself comfortably numb would chase them away - for awhile.
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Yes and No. Between binges Yes. While binging No. Drinking myself comfortably numb would chase them away - for awhile.
Pretty much same for me. I felt good while drinking and felt pretty bad when I wasn't.
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I was depressed but I don't know if I'd say it was really dark, never suicidal or anything. The anxiety attacks however I wouldn't wish on anybody.
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I was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with depression years ago before I was much of a drinker. Towards the end of my drinking, the depression and anxiety were unbearable. That is what finally drove me to quit. After I got sober, the depression lifted almost as if by magic.

I still deal with my mental health issues, but I can actually deal with them in a healthy way now, in a way that actually works, instead of making things so much worse by drinking.
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yes.

especially when the alcohol no longer did what it once did.....I no longer got the relief I needed....sobriety was the way to go...
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yes.

especially when the alcohol no longer did what it once did.....I no longer got the relief I needed....sobriety was the way to go...

That's what happened to me ,Alochol quit working ,It would not relive the depression -it caused .

Kind of a circle -to nowhere .
Well actually somewhere ,miserable hell .
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Hi karate, yes I did. Alcohol is a depressant. The further I got away from the alcohol, the better. Hugs to you.
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