Sad, but true.A friend of mine quit drinking. And then commited suicide not long after. Not kidding.
A friend of mine quit drinking. And then commited suicide not long after. Not kidding.
What i mean is addictions are a result of another illness whatever it may be. Most folks do them because life then becomes tolerable.
At this point, it is more a result of treating the mental thingie than the addictions. Or both.
I do sound clever, but i am really not. So take this with a grain of salt.
I quit drinking to save my life then commited suicide because I hated the voices in my head that were nagging and beating me up all the time.
I had to surround myself with people that encourage me, and assured me that I was a person worth being and could establish a life worth living as opposed to a person in need of killing.
Going to AA / NA meeting provided that positive reinforcement that I needed, to stay alive until I felt good enough about myself to be free of suicidal ideation. I'm not saying that I loved meeting but meeting provided enough support for me, not to commit suicide.
Early sobriety felt like being a piece of liver being pulled through a knot hole.
And it was an improvement over the pain that I experienced while drinking and using. After all, Amphetamine Psychosis isn't exactly a walk in the park.