To Whom it May Concern: Over 30 years of this disorder. The drugs the drinking no more. Never Helped always created problems to the point of being a drunk. Sober know for years, was sober for 24 years and blew it for about a year and a half. Sober almost 4 years know. This disorder can get better, most of us know it only treats symptoms behavior modification is one big help and for me that took time. Still working on it. always will be. This is a serious illness and should not be taken lightly . The right meds and a good Dr make all the difference in the world. had to be consistant in my quest to get better. day at a time. I still have good and bad days. I do what I can on good days to help make up for the bad ones. There is nothing weak about asking for help. In the past mine was acting out, drinking, suicide attempts, spending sprees, anger, all because I wouldnt open my mouth and ask for help. Today when it gets real bad I admit myself to a hospital and ask for help. This is my life and I want to live it to the best of my ability.. I know today I have an illness that so far there is no cure for, again that dose not mean I cant do anything about it. For me its been a long journey and I am still on that journey. Praying first a formost and having HOPE it will get better. Ashame there is so much ignorance in regards to mental health issues. Interesting how it changes when a friend or relative has to endure depression and they seek help, than there attitude changes. I wish everyone the best Please don't give up. To many of us have done that. AS I SAID THERE IS HELP OUT THERE USE IT. BillView Thread
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