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Ashley-Health Educator Oct 24, 2019 (05:49 PM)  

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That is so inspiring to hear Bassman. Breaking an addictive cycle is such a huge accomplishment. Congratulations! 

Thank you for inspiring us, 


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Bassman Oct 23, 2019 (11:59 PM)  

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Thank you, Ashley for the info on the sister sight. I have looked at it some. I will look into it further. 


The degree of depression that was setting in after every drinking bout was undeniable. It was much worse than the mild depression that sometimes caused me to drink in the first place. It was a vicious cycle. No matter how much I wanted alcohol to make me feel better, it just didn't anymore. It took a long time and repeated "experiments" to realize this. I am so glad I see that now. It is very freeing to break the cycle.  The  alcohol voice is diminishing more and more each day. I am so grateful!

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Ashley-Health Educator Oct 18, 2019 (02:21 PM)  

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Hi Bassman,


I find this to be such a common issue. Alcohol is a coping strategy for many. As you mentioned though, it will make depression worse. It can easily become a negative cycle or an addiction. How were you able to awaken to the truth? I am curious to hear you experience as I think getting over the denial can be one of the hardest steps.

I encourage you to check out one of our sister sites: https://evolutionhealth.care. This site contains a number of different health programs and accompanying support groups. The program on Depression is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy which is considered the most evidence based treatments for depression. Even if you are not struggling with depression currently, I still encourage you to check it out. I think the information in the program is essential learning for everyone. They are self-guided programs, so you can read the information at your own pace. 

Thanks for posting about this important topic,

 
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I can't really say alcohol depressed me. I worked hard on getting that slight buzz and maintaining it. I find I had less drive to do stuff. I guess I was a happy drunk, I know some people who get more defensive and intolerant when drinking. Their mood changes and every statement turns into an argument. That may be a form of depression but I am not sure.


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Hi Bassman,

It is recognized that alcool is a depressant and I did notice also that when I was feeling depressed, drinking helped to cheer my mood but after 3 drinks, which after I usually lost control, increasing the drinking only made me more depressed and tired. 

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I have always struggled with depression. It gets especially bad when I have used alcohol. I find it very strange that a person such as myself that has been depressed so much, has had cravings for a depressant (alcohol) for so long. It is so clear to me now how alcohol has greatly contributed to my depression over the years. The strength of my denial of this fact for so long it absolutely astonishing. I am so glad that I am awakening to this truth and doing something about it.

Has anyone else found this to be true? I would love to hear some thoughts on this subject.

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