Depression hand in hand with addiction

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I am really starting to believe that depression and addiction go hand in hand... you find something that makes you feel a little better so you take it... not knowing that the thing you are taking contributes to your depression... anyone else experienced this?

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    Can I ask what you're substituting. Trying to help/disguise the depression with? Private message me if you want? Xx

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    Oh definately. I dont drink usually but if highly anxious or impulsive i would use alchohol. For me its always gone hand in hand althougj rare. But definately makes me feel worse xxxx
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    Hi UnicornFairy (great name) - absolutely. I used marijuana and alcohol for more than 25 years before I finally accepted the fact i had a life-long depressive disorder. I was high functioning - sociable, working, creative and caring - but i could count on one hand how many days in any given year that I felt "normal" i.e. not anxious, calm, cool and collected. I have since wondered, having received medical help, which path was better. The medical path has been all over the place and i have since approached it with suspicion. the drugs and booze - well, i worked in a very social industry and had a ball. I have accepted that my depressive disorder is permanent and part of who i am, as well as part of the journey of learning in this life. I also rea;ise there are many with mental health disorders that are far worse off than I, but I can recognise and totally empathise with that.

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    I gave a thorough response to you from a position of experience and once again the moderators here have blocked my response. Sick of wasting my time on this site.
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