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River_Song

666d

Is it normal to struggle with addiction when battling depression and PTSD

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    • Zeethegay25

      666d

      @River_Song Talk it out with people you trust or a therapist. Try meditation too or anything that helps you not think about the event.

    • sarahducky

      666d

      You sound so much like myself 😥😥😥❤️❤️❤️ im 5 weeks sober and miss the energy from using and staying awake. I promise it will get better in time dont force yourself to stop or feel guilt or self loathing TRY not to sweetie. Youll stop when you know you are ready. Much love to you.

    • Zeethegay25

      666d

      The addiction occurs when you fall in love with the feeling of numbness to yourself and your reality. It isn't normal but it is common to those with PTSD and Depression.

      • River_Song

        666d

        @Zeethegay25 I don't want to be dependent on it. But it's more an avoidance of sleep an avoidance of the memories and nightmares of the past. I don't know how to overcome this alone

        • Zeethegay25

          666d

          @River_Song Talk it out with people you trust or a therapist. Try meditation too or anything that helps you not think about the event.

    • Akary

      666d

      Idk about normal, but i feel its not so uncommon either. I think I’ve definitely, and still do, struggle with not becoming dependent on things especially when im having trouble feeling anything at all

      • River_Song

        666d

        @Akary I just want to be numb. Not think about the past and what happened to me. Especially coming up on the one year date since the event that caused PTSD in my life

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