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Addiction or Dependence that comes with Mental illness

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A lot of us aren't addicted to alcohol or drugs, we are addicted to escaping our reality, our thoughts, the pain the constant reminder of it all. I started off drinking just a few cans every day and not before 2pm. After a little while that turned in to drinking 4 and then 6, 8 and so on, I would tell myself that I didn’t have a problem because I was still functioning and It’s not like I drank before 12pm or drank until I couldn’t walk. I didn’t drink and drive, I ensured that I was able to collect...

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My world crashed and I spiralled into a dark hole from workplace bullying

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The Beginning of my struggles. I was 25 years old, I had a new car, a beautiful daughter, engaged to my best friend and we had just moved into our newly built family home. I was working as an Accounts Manager and PA to a Legal Practice director. I loved my job, my life, my friends and everything else that came with it. I truly was HAPPY and felt content with where I was in life and where I was going, I was healthy and literally on top of the world. Little did I realise that dealing with 1 difficult...

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