I resisted drugs for over a year in therapy. I was showing up every week, give or take an oversight or two, doing all the things that were supposed to help, and trying to manage my life without the usual crutches (food, drugs, alcohol, withdrawing from loved ones). When it managed to get out of control again - when I got arrested again - I finally caved for the meds. I've been on all sorts of drugs as a teenager, I've experimented with the same elements of the drugs I am now prescribed. Is it good or bad? Obviously the self-medicating was not helping, but the same drugs in legal form are the ones they want me to take. It all seems like a confusing circle and I can't help but look at big business in such a situation. Sell people the same drugs they find on the street, but make it legal and in certain amounts with strict regulations. Any opinions on this train of thought?