On kinda a side note:
I was thinking on a theory
Bob's post got me thinking about my younger, more foolish years as well.
I also drank more alcohol before I turned 21 than after. I used pot, acid but never any speed or coke,crack etc.
However, some close friends have.
Out of group of 5 girls one is still an addict & alcoholic who lost her kids and is homeless, two are alcoholics with bipolar.
Then there's me and one other girl.
She still smokes pot but nothing else, maybe a few drinks sometimes.
I haven't smoked pot or cigarettes in over 15 years. I could have a problem with alcohol if I'm not careful. 3 drinks could become 8 in one night and I would be all the stupidier. But I think my husband would have something to say about that.
My long story is all about my theory...
IF....I continued BINGE drinking with my companion girlfriends...which I forgot to mention....I made space from (I still talked to but didn't binge drink with or do drugs with)...if I kept up with their lifestyle...could I have damaged my brain into becoming BiPolar.... because of having ADD tendencies to begin with?
I told one of my girlfriends about my ADD stuff and she said maybe I'm Bipolar like her...because she thought she was ADD, but...
I can go to sleep at night....and get up in the morning easily..my patterns are more steady...
I have read that alcohol is bad for PFC function...like really bad..ugh...umm
I don't want to offend anyone because I know people can have Bipolar and never ever have done drugs, I'm sure. I know it's a brain disorder.
I know people probably try to self medicate with drugs and alcohol to feel better for a lot of things.
I'm glad my 2 Bipolar friends are getting the help they need now. I know life is very hard for them. I love them very much.
Drug abuse is very bad.
Jimbo007 you are young and strong and have your whole life ahead!
Find someone you trust who cares that can help you.
I am so proud of you for staying away from the liquor.
And most likely, like you said, it's the speed that's making you sweaty and smelly...I read about it on another board...