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Old 04-04-2013, 12:42 PM
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My therapist suggested I join a forum for support in working through my drug and alcohol addiction. I have depression and anxiety and I'm weaning off my psych meds at the same time. Feeling like I'm on a roller coaster. Anyone can relate? What do you do when it gets rough?
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Welcome to SR x



I have also had depression and I still suffer from anxiety. I weaned off anti-depressants under medical supervision after I had been sober for a few months.

I've recently started therapy and been diagnosed with PTSD. I'm 10 months sober now.

When it gets tough.... I go to a meeting, I speak to my sponsor and I post on here. The love and support I've had from this forum has saved my life. And that's the truth x
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Welcome to SR Growingmywings Glad you're here.

I had underlying depression and anxiety issues getting sober but thankfully most of the anxiety was caused by alcohol itself so that subsided a lot. One thing that has really helped me has been reading books by other recovering alcoholics. It helps to know we're not alone x
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hi and welcome Growingmywings
Personally I found support, & people to talk to, really helped - I'm glad you've found us

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Welcome to SR Growingmywings Glad you're here.

I had underlying depression and anxiety issues getting sober but thankfully most of the anxiety was caused by alcohol itself so that subsided a lot. One thing that has really helped me has been reading books by other recovering alcoholics. It helps to know we're not alone x
Thanks for the suggestion. I love reading so I will pick up some books. Any you recommend?
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This is certainly NOT the end
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Thanks for the suggestion. I love reading so I will pick up some books. Any you recommend?
There is a stickie at the top of this forum with loads of book suggestions I liked Dry by Augusten Burroughs and Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp. The personal stories in the back of the Big Book of AA really helped me too x
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