Amara

591d

I used to be a heavy drug user (been sober seven months now) but I'm finding it difficult to manage my anxiety without illicit drugs. Any advice?

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    • meg2606

      591d

      Congratulations on your sobriety! Seven months is such a huge breakthrough. I work in mental health research and I want to at least propose something. I direct my anxieties to another fixation. When I get very anxious, I pop a mint or other hard candy into my mouth to relax myself. I know it sounds silly, but training yourself to grab something else when you feel those anxieties is so powerful in the brain itself.

    • GrumpSquid

      591d

      I do not know this struggle but I do wish you the best. It may be hard to hear, but I believe in you!!

    • Amara

      591d

      Thank you! 🤗

    • meg2606

      591d

      Congratulations on your sobriety! Seven months is such a huge breakthrough. I work in mental health research and I want to at least propose something. I direct my anxieties to another fixation. When I get very anxious, I pop a mint or other hard candy into my mouth to relax myself. I know it sounds silly, but training yourself to grab something else when you feel those anxieties is so powerful in the brain itself.

    • Deni

      590d

      Cbd products seem to help some people

    • Emo_Enby_99

      590d

      I used alcohol as my go to for a couple years, my best advice is to find a support group. Not necessarily AA or anything, but like you're doing here. I used talk therapy and THC to help keep me off of it. Having a furbaby helps too.

    • sun_flowerchild

      590d

      I have been sober almost 2 years and have debilitating anxiety in addition to other mental health issues. I have been suggested buspirone a non benzo/non addictive anxiety med by many

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