Monday, 29 June 2009

Alcohol makes me more social

Yes, the title is a quote from a young female student who has a severe social phobia.While it is easy to see why we as sociophobes turn to alcohol as we think anything is better that the hell of a constant battle with our plight, it is not an answer. Firstly it is self-medication and will only lead to a dependency and secondly it will not be a long-term answer to the problem. If you can only handle your anxiety and panic with alcohol, the real answer is you are not handling it at all. See a doctor, tell the truth and get another less damaging form of medication which in the long-term will help.

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