Hello all, my nameís Resurgence
, and itís a relief to be back here.
I used to lurk/tentatively post on this site around 2013/14, and since leaving my alcoholism has progressed (shock horror!)
Iíve binged on alcohol since the age of 14 having discovered the personality-injection it afforded me (Iím anxious and prone to depression); however, Iím 30 now and both the binges and recovery periods are elongating dramatically. Having reached my third decade, Iím painfully aware of the absolute sh*t storm my 20s were - I know I need to change from the ground up.
Iím currently a postgraduate student (UK Masters), and was originally aiming to advance to PhD level, however, my binges have left me some way off that target, and in considerable debt.
Iím also being treated for anxiety and depression (SSRIs & online CBT), while my partner has to leave the country next month due to visa issues, which has sent me into a bit of a tailspin.
I am fully cognizant that alcoholism is a progressive disease, and Iíve tried numerous methods and plans in the past (SMART; addiction counsellor; consulting copious amounts of literature on the subject), but nothing has stuck.
Iím now 3 days sober, but I have been using cannabis for the anxiety.
With the above in mind, Iím seeking accountability and support, of which Iím assuming Iíll need a fair amount.
I'm also wondering if anyone can suggest some foods to eat when in recovery as I'm currently coming off a 4-day binge and I'm massively bloated.
Thank you all for reading; I'm looking forward to talking to you all!