Hi I’m Chris first time really talking about my drinking and drug problem tried before but in Ireland it seems it’s the norm stereotype I know but this seems the place to go im five days sober will depression pass over time ?
When ya hit rock bottom it’s time for a big change! I never noticed I was really covering up my depression with substance abuse to feel numb never wanting to go outside Weekends here it’s not easy I hope you are holding up
Hi Chris, welcome from what I know depression comes hand in hand with using and drinking, anyone with our kind of ‘problems’ will probably suffer with depression. I know I do. We drink and use to try and change the way we feel but ultimately it just makes things worse. Now I’m sober i still get down but I’v learnt along the way other things I can do to help how I feel and actually I find now I’m sober I can understand how I feel with a clearer head instead of having my real feelings masked by drink and drugs, take each day at a time and talk about how you’re feeling, know you aren’t alone. Our addictions want us to feel low and lonely in order for us to feed them. 5 days is a great start
This place helps so much it felt I was the only one nobody to talk all my friends are in a haze of drunkness right about now getting high iv ignored there calls I don’t think they want to hear about this maybe time to move on from them too I don’t know ! @jojo how long you sober if ya don’t mind me asking ?
@Tylerdurten212 this app has been a great resource. You can share your burdens and not be judged but be encouraged in your sobriety. I found that there were some relationships and activities that I had to remove. As you make these types of decisions be sure to replaced what was removed with positive things. For example I decided to.brew my own kombucha so I did the research and started my first batch this week. I started exploring all the nearby State Parks and took up hiking. I love those adult coloring books and do that quite often to keep my hands busy and mind focused so I dont think about drinking. There is a post that lists a ton of positive things to do.
@Tylerdurten212 'v been sober for nearly 1 year
I know! I cant imagine going back to the way I felt before.
The videos you post are Super Helpful!!! Thanks for taking the time to help us & share. I appreciate it!