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Who else has to drink before social functions?

I drink pretty much now for everything social such as parties even to hangout with a buddy or two...just about everything. Alcohol is my crutch now and I like to mix it with Kpin when I have it. Anybody else do this? 

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It is dangerous to mix a benzo such as Klonopin with alcohol. People end up dead doing things like that.

Having said that, yes, I do have a beer at parties so that I can function in that social setting. However, I don't drink at other social occasions, and the number of parties I go to each year I can count on less than one hand. In general, I drink very little because it is foolish to take meds for depression and then undercut them by drinking.

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Yes, I self medicated with alcohol for about 20 years until I had to go to six weeks of inpatient and eight weeks of outpatient treatment this year.  Sober 106 days...

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