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Manic

Manic

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Hello,

This is the first time I’ve reached out, and actively looked for people like me. The support received by friends and family is fantastic, however they don’t truly understand what it feels like. That’s obviously no fault of their own.

I’ve been suffering from anxiety, depression and psychosis my whole life. I’m medicated and I’m actively engaging with mental health services.

I’m more looking for guidance/help with my addictions. I’m currently working a very stressful job in the public sector that I love. Yet, I can’t seem to avoid having 4 cans of beer. 4 normally leads to more, it’s a real issue. The more I drink, it tends to end up one way, sniffing lines of cocaine or Amphetamine.

The drug abuse is around once every two weeks. Alcohol abuse is every other day. I’ve drank for the past three evenings. Last night I didn’t stop until 5am, and dabbled in drug use too.

I need to stop, it’s ruining my life, my family’s life, and my career.
 
Bod

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Hello Manic, welcome to the forum I hope you can find some help here and settle in. I use to drink to blot out my past and childhood plus smoke weed and take coke, in the end I sacked the lot and got help for all my issues of why I took that lot. Have not touched drugs since then but I have one bottle of beer every night with my dinner.
 
Manic

Manic

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Hello Manic, welcome to the forum I hope you can find some help here and settle in. I use to drink to blot out my past and childhood plus smoke weed and take coke, in the end I sacked the lot and got help for all my issues of why I took that lot. Have not touched drugs since then but I have one bottle of beer every night with my dinner.
Thank you I really appreciate it. If I may, how did you fight the urge to drink? Also, how do you stop at just the one?

I’m happy to hear you’re doing much better now.
 
Bod

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I had depression and anxiety from my abuse as a little boy so drank to hide the pain and hurt from that and smoked weed from about 18 and took coke and then my life totally changed on my 40th birthday I woke up in hospital and asked for help when they told me what I had done. So I went through a detox rehab and started to see a therapist and we just licked apart my life and why I drank and took drugs. So when I'm at home it's just one bottle of beer every night with dinner, and when I go out I don't go over 4 pints.
 
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Hello Manic, welcome to the forum.
 
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