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Depression board

Hi Lonely, :wave:

Boy, can I relate! I, too, was drinking to escape depression and problems in life. I just couldn't stop drinking! Realizing that I was on a downspiral, I sought out help. I am now taking 100 mgs of Zoloft and find that I don't have the urge to drink as strongly as I once did. The Zoloft lifted my depression (although I'm still not in that "happy" all the time mood) and once the depression was gone, I didn't feel the need to drink. I do have times when I *think* that I want a drink, but found that I was able to divert my attention until the urge passed. I know that I never want to go back to square one again. I was in a horrible place with thoughts of suicide.

Perhaps by seeking out help for your depression will turn your life around and you won't have those feelings of depression, guilt and urge to drown out life in alcohol. I thought my life would be boring without alcohol, but found that because I'm not drinking anymore, I am able to do more of the things that I enjoy. I found pleasure in things that ceased to interest me when I was badly depressed.

Sorry to ramble on for so long. I just wanted to relate what helped me.