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I'm ready. How do I turn my life around?

I'm 27, male. I have struggled as long as I can remember with depression. I naturally turned to drugs and alcohol, and after a few years of abuse.. most recently with lots of cocaine and occasionally speed.. I'm ready to quit everything. Cigarettes included. I have realized that everything I touch turns to shit... and I want to be a better man. My relationships have failed, I'm hurting myself and everyone I love, and I feel like worthless garbage. But I have hope. I want to clean up my act. I am terrified of going to AA, and I like therapy. Groups are much harder for me. I recently began to exercise. I want to keep going but I have very little in the way of controlling my impulses. How do I keep my momentum?
posted by nurgle on Jun 27, 2014 - 20 answers

Bipolar II and diet

"Curing" bipolar II through diet (specifically, by giving up sugar, alcohol and caffeine). Is this BS? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jun 10, 2013 - 21 answers

I don't know how to help him or myself

My boyfriend of 8 years just had what looks very much like a manic episode. It involved him doing incredibly stupid, dangerous stuff with alcohol that got him arrested. He's out of jail now, he's in touch with a lawyer... So, the legal stuff is as settled as it can be right now. But now we're dealing with much larger psychological issues, and I am desperate for advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How well will anti-depressants work with moderate alcohol use?

What blood alcohol content will prevent anti-depressants from working? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jan 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Alcoholism, parents and dealing with both.

My dad is 63. He's been diagnosed with pancreatitis, but there are a whole host of complicating factors, for that and for everything else. I'm at pretty much the end of my tether. Some advice? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Guilt and shame about needing help overcoming feelings of guilt and shame.

How do I overcome feelings of guilt and shame about needing therapy in order to get help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Ideas To Help Us Quit Drinking

My boyfriend and I have decided that for our long-term health and mental well being, we would like to stop drinking alcohol completely for a few months, if not permanently. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jul 12, 2010 - 26 answers

Alcohol doesn't solve your problems, it compounds them.

My mother is depressed, and I suspect she's abusing alcohol. I'm doing the best I can, but looking for suggestions as to what I should actually be doing to help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

How do you tell someone you're dating their lifestyle is hurting them?

[relationship filter] How do I tell the person I'm seeing they drink and sleep too much without sounding demanding or preachy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm getting therapy. He refuses. Now what?

I'm trying to "detach with love" and get therapy. He's stuck and resistant. What next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I get my sister help for her addiction/depression?

My sister has an alcohol and/or prescription and/or depression problem. What can I do to help her, and in what order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Hard drinking NY cops from the 20s and 30s

Are there any accounts of cops in prohibition/depression era New York being drinkers? Would drink be widely available to the point where no one would think much of it, or would it be especially difficult for a public employee?
posted by Artw on Jul 4, 2009 - 12 answers

Problems with impulsiveness

Other than medication, what can I do for my impulsiveness problem? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Jul 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Is the depiction of people using alcohol to take the edge off a bad day/week/month accurate?

Is the depiction of people using alcohol to take the edge off a bad day/week/month accurate? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Mar 16, 2007 - 30 answers

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