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"Hi there,

Welcome to the boards. Hope you gind it more helpful.

Its hard to find support, sorry that no one will take you to see your gp/doctor i am not sure if this is the same for you but you are aload to book doctors appointments without your parents being there and you can attend them unacccompanied.

Depression and other illness can be quite scary especially when your quite young. Do have a look round the site there are lots of useful articles and information on here.

You are not alone.

Sunday to thursday we have support chats and general chats on at 8pm till 9:30pm if you would like to join them. They are a great way to get to know people and seak support at the same time. Heres the link to the page -

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How to overcome alcohol addiction?

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  • How to overcome alcohol addiction?

    Can I go a whole day without drinking? I think it will be difficult for me as I'm addicted to it. I started drinking when I was 17 years old and I think it's time for me to have a break. I have once tried to quit drinking but it did not turn out well.
    Is depression a part of alcoholism? I'm suffering from acute depression and I don't know what should I do. One of my friends suggested undergoing alcohol treatment from a clinic in Edmonton ( ). Will this treatment help me to overcome from the depression state? Or should I first undergo depression treatment and then consider alcohol treatment? I'm confused. Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanks!!

  • #2
    Hey Brenda,
    Firstly, welcome to the boards!
    Have you been to the GP regarding your depression? They may offer you a form of treatment, whether it be medication or therapy. A lot of the time drinking issues come along side having depression, so again it might be worth seeing your GP and just mention the fact that you're struggling with drinking along side your depression and seeing if they have any advice or suggestions as to what may help.
    You're a ghost at most
    A set of empty bones
    Searching for anything and everything to make you feel whole


    • #3
      Hey there! I don't know what's on offer in canada for treatment but it sounds like you have that base covered - i would highly suggest going to that clinic for treatment!

      As for depression- alcoholism and depression are closely intertwined, and can cause and feed one another. Addictions are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to get over alone, so you'll need help with the alcoholism eitherway. When getting treatment for alcoholism in the clinic you should also recieve therapy which will help with the depression.
      Why didn't you just shout i'm lonely and i'm looking for a place to go ~ Where everything's an embrace and everybody wants to know


      • #4
        Thanks a lot for your posts. They are so informative and helped me too.
        Life is beautiful


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