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Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by fullmetal24, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. fullmetal24

    fullmetal24 Member

    Hello everyone. So I take an antipsychotic every night, I have over 3 months clean. Sometimes I feel that other people in recovery correlate medication with using. What are your thoughts? I am schizo-affective.
  2. Monique2703

    Monique2703 Member

    Psych meds are not drugs, and if anyone makes that correlation, they are coming from a place of ignorance. So much "good advice" is nothing more than the opinions of people who have not taken the time to educate themselves about the facts. I take a multitude of medications for mental and physical health issues. I am not on the street buying drugs or using my prescription meds to get high. Are you using your psych meds as prescribed? If so, don't worry about what other people think. Good luck on your journey to self-discovery.
    True concern likes this.
  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    On behalf of myself mostly and and others who may have made such suggestions I sincerely apologize as we here never try to alienate nor judge other's however sometimes the human condition interferes with everyone's better judgement and or choice of word's.
    Stay Strong and God bless you
  4. RSH85

    RSH85 Member

    I also suffer from anxiety. To somehow deal with it, I work out a lot to angry music. Just try to transform that negative energy into something productive. Believe it or not it makes an anormous difference. When I feel I'm overwhelmed, I take anti-anxiety pills (supplied by Canadian Pharmacy ). Those two methods are absolutely effective for reducing my anxiety in tough situations.
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  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Community Champion

    What causes my anxiety are my control issues engendered by perfection. I’m involved in music. The arts are a creative practice, not perfection. Perfection is trying to change others (the world), future tripping and regretting the past of which isn’t living in the present one moment at a time. Most importantly, when I remember that control is an illusion, I'm in the present and don’t suffer anxiety.
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  6. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Community Champion

    Clean over 3 months, good for you. I've been observing for 50+ years that some in recovery groups are ignorant, because they don't understand the science behind many like yourself that are in recovery.
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020
  7. landmarkboston1

    landmarkboston1 Active Contributor

    Certain illegal drugs can cause people with an addiction to experience one or Recovering From Mental Health Problems and Substance Use.
  8. lovecraftXIX

    lovecraftXIX Member

    Yes, I absolutely agree. My sister was a drug addict. I don't know how to describe the heartache that I felt then. I looked at her and couldn't do anything about it. I knew it would ruin her , but she didn't think about it. It seemed to her that this was just entertainment for a while. Once she was so ill that she could not get out of bed. Depression and aggressive behavior were added to drug addiction. I decided that she needed urgent psychological help from Health Canal. In such situations, it makes no sense to try to solve everything yourself. We went through this difficult path of rehabilitation together. We helped her come back to life.
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