Self-Medicating Depression and Anxiety with Alcohol, Drugs

Many people who suffer with undiagnosed depression or anxiety turn to alcohol or drugs to relieve their depression or calm their nerves. The term for that is self-medicating. Chris Boutte is one of those people. “I started developing symptoms of anxiety and depression in high school, which resulted in me self-medicating with drugs and alcohol for many years.” Eventually, for Chris, self-medicating turned into a full-blown addiction that almost took his life. Chris shares more about how that happened in the video and what he wants others to know about self-medicating your depression and anxiety symptoms away.
Take a look. Please share your experiences with self-medication in the comments below.

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Self-Medication of a Mental Health Problem
Self-Medicating for Anxiety: An Addict’s Perspective
Do Not Self-Medicate Mental Illness
Self-Medication for Bipolar Disorder