Autumn Posted September 26, 2009 Share Posted September 26, 2009 I'm glad to have found this place, and that it's somewhere I can pretty much be myself. A bit of history: This is the first mental health forum I have posted on. I have primarily been posting on addiction support forums for the past few years, as I had a serious problem with binge drinking at some points during my life. For many years, when I have not been properly medicated with psych meds, I used to self-medicate with alcohol. Sometimes I combined the two, with quite literally disastrous results. I have not been labeled "dual-diagnosis", however. In an effort to 'get my act together', so to speak, I have remained sober for almost a year, and have no hangups in that department. I do post regularly on a 'mental health' sub-forum of an addiction website, but I find myself pretty much alone when it comes to my specific diagnoses/medication issues. I do love my friends there dearly, as they are as supportive as can be; I just finally decided it might be a good idea to reach out to a broader community of individuals who share some of the same struggles in an effort to enhance my recovery. I have been through the mental health system on and off since I was a teen, and last November, finally decided to get serious about my treatment when it hit home that my condition(s) had only continued to deteriorate over the years without a comprehensive treatment plan. I have been seeing my current pdoc since February, and my meds are still being tweaked. The majority of my diagnoses have pretty much just become 'official' after proper testing, and my therapist and I are currently exploring a myriad of options relative to different therapeutic techniques. Thanks for listening, and for having me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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