August 9, 2009
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Depression, anxiety attacks, insomnia, bipolar disorders, and currently one of the most popular- fibromyalgia, are maladies that are often “high-jacked” by addicts and alcoholics as a scapegoat or excuse for substance abuse. Yeah, no doubt many will be offended by this post but I’ll stand firm based on my own personal actions and extensive interaction with alcoholics and addicts in mature recovery that admit to the same. I would be willing to bet that over half of the population diagnosed with said maladies would see their symptoms clear up with treatment… that is substance abuse treatment.
Yes, I am sure that these conditions occur without the presence of and can often lead to substance abuse. More often than not though, people become depressed because they are a drunk- not the other way around, anxiety attacks are more likely acute withdrawals, and of course getting high and the subsequent crash to sobriety is about as bipolar as you can get!
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