If you self-medicate, you simply want relief from the emotional, mental, and sometimes physical pain that you are experiencing. But in self-medicating, you do not properly address your struggles and instead add onto them. Alcohol and anxiety, for example, do not mix well. Alcohol can actually make your symptoms worse and result in anxiety attacks, depression, and impulsive decision making.
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