Hello every one pleased to meet you all.
I am a single male in my mid fifties have mental health mainly anxiety depression since early teens.
Had an addiction alcohol and drugs.
Been clean thirteen years.
With this even though clean comes anxiety depression ongoing but also a number of related illness and physical disability from birth means have the day to day issues of fears of relapse.
A way to cope and deal help my issues ongoing is the vast knowledge and experience gain through volunteering various mental health charities and associations .
Gaining qualifications in Diet Nutrition and other qualifications helps as well.
Using nutritional knowledge changes adapting lifestyle can be beneficial to well being. Many do not understand this so usually can advise or answer any questions on this.
Use this knowledge experience from various insights working with mental health services charities support workers .
To help those in my community of mental health and addiction.
Have used this for advising supplying relevant support information.
To those who may not think can not move forward.
Must add favourite saying if you put a stone in your path do we stand stop still. Go over or around.
Advising if I can on this forum often lines of support that many have never heard of.
Obviously I am UK based but have a archive and index of many charities.
As for alcoholism knowledge and advised many who know it is never easy every day to cope.
Addiction the itch and urges uses a number of coping methods and ways to show my strength .
Including meditation and relaxation techniques.
Education knowledge and listening to your self is the important key here.
Alcoholism is a disease by the WHO and since been involved in many communities with alcoholism . I am supportive compassion understanding helpful have empathy sensitivity for every one situations and problems.
Been through rehab and support services have experienced the highs lows of addiction.
I also just another point have a lot of other insights in to other addictions, help with those as well social ones .
I am of a Christian faith and use the words of the bible to heal but also know a lot about the many services many organisations church religious ones provides.
Salvation Army and Church of the Mormon Faith.
All have services and support to help those with addiction, as does many mental health charities.
I have used in the UK local Council Services had mis fortune to be not be helped . Used instead a network of mental health charities often have their own rehab services and support net works
I am not a medical professional. Did since finding out many medications are not suitable for my self so use my other knowledge of alternative health and therapies.
Please if I can help or be supportive or need to answers or ask me anything happy to be doing so.
Thank you all for reading pleasure to meet every one.
In my prayers and thoughts.
Please take care .