Anxiety, depression and substance issues

I've been on medication for anxiety and depression for nearly six years and have been having increasing issues lately with also self-medicating with alcohol, which is a short term relief but then in turn causes more anxiety and depression every time I overdo it, which has become more often lately. I obviously know the solution is to focus on an extended period of sobriety, but that seems to be easier said than done for me. I now have a plan in place for how to commit to sobriety indefinitely but I am curious if anyone else out there has struggled with a similar situation? And if so, do you have any tips or words of advice? I'm really struggling lately, so any tips will help.

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  • Although I have not been in a similar situation, the fact that you recognize what you need to do and have a plan, seems to be a great start. I hope someone here will be able to share their story with you. Welcome and hope that this community will provide you with some support.

  • AA and one day at a time!

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