1. Who here DOESN’T use any kind of substance to get by?
By substance I mean
Drugs – like hard drugs like meth or heroin
Natural ‘drugs’ – pot or the oil derived from pot, peyote, or shrooms
Synthetic drugs such as pcp, ecstacy (molly), K2, bath salts
Or natural supplements like st John’s wart or valerian root
Pharmaceuticals – medications prescribed by your doctor or meds you purchased off the street
Like you literally take/consume/smoke/shoot NOTHING to deal with your mental health struggles?
2. If you don’t take any substances of any kind do you use HEALTHY coping strategies?
For example you don’t self harm at all – cutting, burning, picking, purging, starving yourself etc.
Instead you draw, write, sing, dance, paint, exercise etc
I’m just curious because I seem to be a freak of nature in the mental health world. I do not use any substances whatsoever (I’ve taken meds in the past & have had terrible results doctors don’t want to give them) and I’ve self harmed once but other than that I’m straight edge taking all the pain as it comes.
I know this might make it seem like I genuinely have mental illness but I’ve been in some kind of care since I was a child, at least 6 in patient stays, one solid attempt, and I know I’ve has enough rough days/nights to actually have what I’m diagnosed with.
I just want to know how many others just take the pain full force.