Enjoy when im drunk

It seems i only enjoy music video games chatting to people when im drunk. When im sober nothing gives me joy but once i have a few drinks come out my shell abit and enjoy things more. Beer is a blessing and a curse at the same time i cant stop drinking its hard what should i do

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Sounds like you need some therapy and possibly medication to help rewire your brain to learn how to enjoy things sober. I am guessing you already know that getting drunk isn’t a sustainable coping strategy.

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Don’t go down a path you can’t get yourself out of. I would stop drinking ASAP or drink once a week. You can see how terrible alcohol addiction is by watching intervention.

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Have tried therapy it didnt work out. I know have got a big problem everyday drinking but i cant cope without its the only thing i look forward to helps me sleep makes me a lil bit happy i dont wanna turn intonan alcoholic but sz as ruined my life n find beer is the best way to help me cope

I dont care if i died tommoro beer gives me some kinda joy in life

Schizophrenia makes life harder, but it doesn’t ruin anything. You can still have a good life as a schizophrenic. You can still have a career and a family and close friendships. Beer will ruin all of those things, though. Maybe you need to reflect on your life and try to sort out how much Sz has taken from you and how much beer has.

My brother and I both developed schizophrenia. I got treatment. He turned to alcohol. I now have a partner and a child. I’m active in my community. I advocate for people with mental illness. My brother has been arrested multiple times, lost his child, lives in a condemned building, and none of his family will speak to him.

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I’m an alcoholic. Nearly 6 years sober. Let me tell you that the day will come when you want to quit booze but won’t be able to.

When that day comes you’ll realise schizophrenia isn’t that bad.

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The problem is that alcohol only gives us temporary joy. It will eventually become an addiction that is hard to beat. You are just going to multiply your troubles by having addiction on top of sz.

I sound just like your brother :frowning: am on meds had therapy but nothing helps i thought about buying some heroin and just ending my life i cant cope anymore i want to die

If you are feeling suicidal, please tell someone — a friend or family member, a teacher, a doctor or therapist or call 911 (if you’re in the U.S.) or the Emergency Medical Services phone number in your country.

You can also call a suicide prevention hotline—these are available in the U.S. and in many other countries.

International suicide hotlines:

http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

Suicide hotlines in the U.S.:

https://afsp.org/find-support/

More resources:

Have being an alcoholic before i wont get addicted as such but for now it helps

What meds are you on? Did you ever discuss an antidepressant with your doctor ?

I could stip tommoro but i dont want to but do at the same time. Its the only thing that seems to help. I wouldnt even be able to message on here without a beer

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The thing is, life still isn’t over. You always have the option to make different choices today than you made yesterday. My family wasn’t speaking to me until 2015. I had to make up for a lot of hurts. I didn’t do things on purpose, but when we are in psychosis we can really cause a lot of pain to our loved ones. But they forgave me, because I did the work to show I was trying to do better.

Therapy doesn’t always work the first time around. Sometimes you need a different therapist. Sometimes you just need to go back a while later, when you’re more ready to face things. It sounds like whatever medication you’re on isn’t working for you right now. Please talk to your doctor. Life can be so much better with the right meds and some decent coping skills.

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I’ve always had a rebellious bad attitude finding myself in the wrong place at the wrong time. I don’t always agree with people doing the right thing but the story you mentioned about you and your brother is reality and hope people pay attention to it.

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