Re: Anti-Anxiety meds... What do you think?
Well lots of people drink to calm anxiety or stress or many situations. And I wholeheartedly agree with therapists, LOL, I have Bi-polar, I kinda have to. The problem with anti-anxiety meds, and they generally use Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, or Valium is that they are all highly addictive and very easy to abuse. If you already have a tendency to drink too much to deal with anxiety or other problems, it'll probably be pretty easy to abuse the meds, because honestly they make you feel pretty good, and who doesn't want to feel good these days. If you can find an alternative source to cope with the anxiety, relaxation therapy, breathing techniques, excercise, etc. Ask your therapist to recommend some of these types of things or holistic alternatives instead of anti-anxiety meds. Why not start with the less harmful things and if they absolutely don't work then move to the serious stuff. Give the non-addictive stuff a try first.