Ask the Therapist About Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse - Page 2

Where Can I Find Help?

I was molested for several years as a child. I can’t stop lying about EVERYTHING. I abuse alcohol. I feel a constant need for attention and validation. Sometimes I’m suicidal. I have a never ending sexual appetite. I cry hysterically when I’m alone. I feel distant from everyone around me. I have chronic violent nightmares. I see and hear things. I crave attention and validation. I have a laundry list of irrational fears and...
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My Girlfriend’s Weed Dependency Is Destroying Our Relationship

From a teen in the : Me and my girlfriend have been dating for a while and recently broke up because she has a lot of trouble controlling her emotions. When we argue she says a lot of hurtful things and then randomly apologizes for it later. Its really confusing because I don’t know what she really means sometimes. We were fine before she started smoking weed everyday, and now she’s so irrational and...
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I’m Worried about Being Crazy

I feel like this: I panic for some reason i cant account whenever my friends are gathered/laughing hysterically. I talk to myself inaudibly, but i talk to my thoughts and converse mentally. I can be social and i can be anti social at times. I think I know my friend’s behavior well. When I’m high, i try to think that my panic attacks are just mere hallucinations but when I’m sober, i think im...
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Abortion Changed Our Lives… What Now?

Back in April my live-in girlfriend of over 2 years and I went through with an abortion. Consequently, we drifted apart until the beginning of September, when she said she couldn’t do it anymore. The whole summer we were pretty much doing our own thing, trying haphazardly to cope with what happened.  I sank into a deep depression without even realizing it. I would numb my senses with alcohol and gambling on the daily. I...
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Life Long Instability, Laziness, Emotionality & Social Awkwardness

As a kid I had never worked up to my potential, I was given the diagnoses ADHD without hyperactivity shortly after dropping out of college and getting arrested for marijuana. I was always too lazy to do the work even if I was capable of doing it. After the arrest, I began playing with the idea of suicide, dunking my head in a bathtub and just thinking about it. After I left college I...
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I Think I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

Basically, I started failing college, badly. i had zero motivation and i would just sit there in lessons completely zoned out and if i wasnt in lessons, i would just sit at home and skive. i finished that school year with 4 U’s and i never really knew why i didnt want to go in. i would start having arguments with my parents for no reason , all the time. and i would take...
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BPD, Marijuana & Other Questions

Hi y’all! Congrats for your powerful site! It’s very informative and useful! I’m a 22 years old female and I am officially diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder and Cannabis Abuse Disorder. I take medication and I go to a psychotherapist for BPD. I’d like to ask you a few questions. As a person with these disorders, is marijuana harmful for me? Because my psychiatrist said to me that cannabis can trigger...
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My Mom Is Tearing Our Family Apart

From a 14 year old in the : My mother has for awhile now become incredibly over sensitive and acts like a child at times and can become very extreme. She has filmed me crying for an hour on her phone saying she was protecting herself before and has also threatened to disown me when I was 13 because I was looking for the number of my therapist that I had been sent to...
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I’ve Been Anxious Since I Tried Weed

From a 17 year old young woman in the : last month july 2nd i exprienced weed for the first time and had a panic attack while under influence. i was fine the next day till i laid down and gotta dizzy. now i cant stop feeling anxious. i keep thinking somethings wrong. got a CT scan perfect, heart test done perfect. ive been told its just anxiety. will this ever go away? i...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

From New Zealand: I’m 17 and in the last year or so i’ve been having problems with motivation, people, family members, and especially myself. all my life i’d have a week-month phase of being really energetic or into something and eventually but indefinitely, i would just sink back into feeling very hopeless, just really turning into a waste of space really. I find it hard to deal with people naturally during this time and...
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I Don’t Know What’s Wrong with Me

From a 17 year old young woman in New Zealand: In the last year or so I’ve been having problems with motivation, people, family members, and especially myself. All my life I’d have a week-month phase of being really energetic or into something and eventually but indefinitely, I would just sink back into feeling very hopeless, just really turning into a waste of space really. I find it hard to deal with people naturally...
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What Are the Effects of Marijuana and Nicotine in an Adult with Schizophrenia?

My adult son was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 15 years ago, and I have noticed a sharp decline recently due to the use of meth and also previous use of the synthetic drug spice. He now uses Marijuana and it appears to me that it actually has a positive affect on him and calms him. I have also noticed in the past month that he has an increased use of nicotine, stating that it...
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