My name is Marc and I’m an alcoholic. Specifically my diagnosis is: Major Depressive Disorder with Alcohol Abuse Disorder (Severe) co-occurring.
Previously I had nearly 4 years “dry” (not drinking but I changed nothing about myself). I had some health issues which left me feeling sorry for myself so I went back out for 6 months. Next I did IOP & AA and strung together another 5 months. But breaking up with my girlfriend (whom I still deeply love) gave me the excuse to go back out again.
I’m tired of this roller coaster! I’m done using alcohol to change the way I’m feeling, I’m here to learn to use my outlook and actions to change the way I’m feeling! Thanks to this community (and AA) I don’t have to do it alone!