Getting The Right Help
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Getting The Right Help

She was working a good program, so why was she still depressed? Turns out she got the wrong advice

Early in sobriety, I confided in my sponsor and a few trusted alcoholics that I took medication for bouts of depression, anxiety and panic attacks that began in the last few years of my active alcoholism. The consensus was that it should be a goal of mine to reduce or eliminate these medications. My life would improve with AA to the point where medication would no longer be necessary. Working a strong AA program was the cure, they said. In fact, a well-known AA speaker at the time was known to say, “Depression can’t hit a moving target.” 


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