What is Self-medicating mean?
Asked: 2018-12-03 22:34:43
My friends keep telling me I am self-medicating with vodka. I think they are full of it. Yes, when i get home from work i need a shot or 3 but really, what does self-medicating mean?
Answered: 2018-12-03 23:00:13
When someone uses drugs or alcohol to address symptoms of an undiagnosed mental health condition or in other words, when someone treats herself with substances instead of following the advice of a professional or expert. For example, I'm a recovering alcoholic. I have an anxiety disorder that I didn't know about when I first started drinking. I looked forward to every drink because it helped me feel more calm and in control. I was self medicating with bloody Mary's and I had no idea until I went to rehab.
Answered: 2018-12-04 07:35:59
Totally agree Collette, You see the same thing with PTSD, you see lots of alcohol abuse there. The mind is so interesting, sometimes, while kinda misguided, we subconsciously try to get our brains to feel more normal.
Michael Rose (Guest User)
Answered: 2019-02-01 18:54:16