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Why does alcohol and THC feel so good?

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Awasteofskin

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It's the only way I feel happiness and social.

Anyone else feel this way too?
 
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I dont do illegal drugs but if I’m going out I do need to have a drink as my S/A is so bad that sometimes my legs don't want to move and i find it makes it easier to talk. But I’m always aware that i don't want to appear drunk so try and moderate my drinking
 
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I dunno both of 'em make me feel like shit.
 
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I'm getting old, I had to google what THC was. :unsure:
 
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I get that. Ever since I stopped toking my social life became nonexistent and since I can't drink hard anymore (bc of meds) I can't really partake in even my family's activities. The straight edge life is difficult.
 
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No there is maybe a temporary feeling of something chemical working on your body, but in the end they just eff you up, especially if you have mental health problems already. They just make it worse.
I don't do either anymore for this reason.
Anyone who thinks alcohol helps their mental health problems is self deluding. Small amounts of weed seem to help some people, usually those who do not suffer mental illness, but I also know weed can induce paranoia, panic attacks and even psychotic episodes. So I stay well away.
 
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Good to know what y'all think. I understand there is risks and that what not but, I live to feel good not old.
 
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I don't know. I feel the same way. I like wine and to toke it up at night. I know I probably shouldn't so I can get better but sometimes it's just nice to escape.
 
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I don't know. I feel the same way. I like wine and to toke it up at night. I know I probably shouldn't so I can get better but sometimes it's just nice to escape.
I escape every moment I can. I hate my life in general I'll admit it.

I'm honest here on this fourm because it's the only place I can be real about my mental illness.

I'm not exactly sure why I feel the need to be intoxicated all the time but, I'm high functioning and I hold down a shit job and can live without begging or having to barrow anything.

I don't why I seek out opinions of others though. I only follow the advice I feel will benefit me. I'm a shit a person but I'm honest about it.
 
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I escape every moment I can. I hate my life in general I'll admit it.

I'm honest here on this fourm because it's the only place I can be real about my mental illness.

I'm not exactly sure why I feel the need to be intoxicated all the time but, I'm high functioning and I hold down a shit job and can live without begging or having to barrow anything.

I don't why I seek out opinions of others though. I only follow the advice I feel will benefit me. I'm a shit a person but I'm honest about it.
I don't think that makes you a shit person. I don't think I'm a shit person for it. It's just nice to escape everything and that's the only way I can. I work too and even do sales (soooo hard with depression) so when I get home I like to relax so I can do it all again tomorrow...

This is the only place I'm honest about it too. I feel like most people don't understand the emotions we feel. Hugs <3
 
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