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self medicating

I'm back and forth on this term and if its just an excuse. I'll be careful to not break forum rules, so edit as needed

i had an addiction issue for about 3 years in my 20s, cocaine. My doctor said i was self medicating, but its hard to justify. I got wasted on the stuff every time. medication is to function normally right? i wasnt

But if you use a substance in small amounts throughout the day to function and it works (wont get into what and I personally dont right now) I guess thats kind of self medicating right?

guess i was just curious about the term and true meaning, and really if its the case what addicts arent self medicating , who would use enough to ruin your life without it doing something positive right.
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Re: self medicating

I dislike the term 'self-medicating', but I began that very young.
Had to.
I never knew or thought about ADHD until I was prescribed the medication.
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