Hello, not all of you will understand this but, i'm a cutter and it has become an addiction. To add to that, I think i'm also becoming addicted to alcohol. I go out and get dizzy-drunk 4 days a week. It gives me liquid courage and confidence. The cutting takes my mind off all of my negative thoughts and makes me go emotionally numb. I've started combining the two and am really beginning to hate myself more. I'm 19 years old. What should I do? I'm ashamed, embarrassed, and don't want anybody to know the severity of any of this.
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replied June 3rd, 2008
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I'd go and see a psychiatrist get medication and lay off the booze.
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replied June 3rd, 2008
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I agree with Harmony. You need to seek professional help. Self medicating with alcohol is not going to help. Self harm is a symptom of much deeper issues. You are in pain and you need to see a therapist to help you sort out these issues.
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replied June 3rd, 2008
Drinking that often may lead to life long withdrawal issues whenever you have a drink like I've got, so slow that down. Checking with your family doctor for anti-depressants is probably one of the best routes, maybe take time off work while you try them out. They can definately change your life for the better
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replied June 4th, 2008
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It sounds like you are tired of feeling like this and doing the things that you are doing. You also sound like you are willing to admit that there may be a problem with you. You suffer with the disease of addiction and it will kill you if you don't seek help. There is no shame in asking for help. A start would be to look into addiction treatment centers in your area. You are suffering spiritually and psychologically. The cutting most certainly won't improve until you have sobered up. I'm not talking about a day without alcohol or drugs, I am talking about a longer period of abstinence. You can do this. If there is not a drug or alcohol treatment center in the area, try walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotic Anonymous meeting. There are people there that have been through what you have and they are waiting to help you. There is life after this and you will wonder why you stayed in your problem so long when you start to find your way out of it. Hope this helps!
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replied June 7th, 2008
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Ive done a similar thing myself
i stayed off the drink..went to the docs tell them everythn
they may give u medication and refer you to a phycolligist
And believe me it wil help you
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replied October 10th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You should consult psychiatrist for psychotherapy sessions like CBT.
Habit reversal training is the best and ultimate option for you.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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