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Told I was an alcoholic for 25 years finally someone listened to me that I wasn't.

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  • Posted By: duncanidahoe
  • August 8, 2010
  • 11:29 PM

I was told for 25 years that I was an alcoholic. I was sent to rehab after rehab even in jail. I kept telling everyone that when I felt ok I didn't drink that when I was properly medicated I had no reason to drink. I haven't had a drink in over a year and don't miss it don't have any cravings don't go to AA which never helped me anyway. When I didn't drink I couldn't function properly, but that has the side effects of DUI's and other problems. I have been on my medication for bipolar disorder, anxiety, and ADHD for over a year now and once I felt right as a person I had no desire to drink. Now I ask you why does no one listen to you when you try to describe this situation. AA and rehab were just depressing to me and the lack of alcohol to control my emotions and brain functions just made me feel worse. I know there are people out there that have actual problems with alcohol. but stop labeling people automatically especially if they are trying to tell you that alcohol isn't the problem. I had no problems quitting drinking I just stopped but until I was on the proper medication I was considered disabled because I could not function properly in society. Why did I have to go through this for so many years before someone listened to me? I have never felt better in my life :) and if some one had listened to me 25 years ago when the symptoms started to show up maybe I could have led a productive life. I will never know now. The longer I go the more I realize that I have had these problems all my life they just got worse when life got harder. I hope this helps someone who has had the same problems I have had, before they go through their whole life and waste it like I did. I'm still called a recovering alcoholic a label I detest because it is wrong. If I was then according to AA just being around alcohol would be a no no that I have no problem with. Sorry to go on so much I just needed to vent a little when I consider all the life I wasted because no one listened or attempted to properly medicate me. Looking forward to a bright future now that I can function properly without all the negative side effects of my self medication. To all who say and alcoholic is an alcoholic and that there is no cure YOU ARE SOOOO WRONG.

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