self medicating alcohol for depression?
I dont have insurance or barely any money so I resort to alcohol to self medicate and make myself feel normal. without alcohol i feel worthless and like committing suicide. Do you judge me for doing this?
- ChristianLv 52 months agoFavourite answer
Do weed instead and you will feel a lot better
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
You're not very smart? Are you? There is help out there for free. Just open those eyes if that little brain can manage that task.
- 2 months ago
Please tell your family or a therapist/doctor if you are struggling with mental health.
- HindusufiLv 72 months ago
If your a God believer give AA a try. If your not try the alternative recovery programs such as Secular Organizations for Sobriety, Lifering, Smart Recovery. There are a few others. Good luck with this.
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- LudwigLv 72 months ago
This is something a LOT of people do. You need to get a prescription for fluoxetine (prozac) or something similar. When you are capable of doing so, get to a gym and ask to be shown how to use the weight training machines. This does have a genuine effect on your mental health, no idea why but it is something that is observed clinically. Get a part time job doing something physical. Maybe working nights in a warehouse unloading bay or something where you don't bother to think much.
~~~ @KLB: When pharmacologists use the term 'depressant', they do not mean something which makes you depressed! The pharmacological effect of alcohol is to DEPRESS THE ANXIETY CENTRES, it is a central nervous system depressant. That is why it makes you feel good. It also has a stimulant effect on another part of your metabolism, be careful using medical terms.
- LynnmarieLv 72 months ago
I read your other questions and, no, I do not judge you. I am a sinner myself, as we all are. I urge you to ask Jesus to save you. He died for your sins and rose again that you might avoid hell and have a home in heaven. Please read the New Testament for more information. Start with the Gospel of John. Pray. I will pray for you too.
- KLBLv 62 months ago
big mistake. alcohol is a depressant, causing even more depression, as well as all the other problems caused by alcohol.
- SemiconsciousLv 62 months ago
That's not "self-medicating"-- it just means you're an alcoholic. The fact that you don't recognize your alcoholism IS the problem only guarantees you'll fail to overcome that addiction. Go to AA.