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The Dangers of Alcoholism and Schizophrenia

June 27, 2018

Schizophrenics do get addicted to cigarette smoke as well as alcohol. Alcohol is used to self-medicate if someone is not taking medication. Many a bum on the street feels like this. Schizophrenic thinking is about delusions and hallucinations. Alcoholism is a common illness amongst schizophrenics anyway, besides. ( Schizophrenia, when left untreated, is a problem where thoughts race all the time from the beginning of the day until the end of the day. This exhausted me as a child. I started drinking at 18 because it was allowed. Drinking is a self-destructive habit that some people know they need to stop doing.


Schizophrenia can be quite stressful for those of us who have it since you never know what your brain will do to you next. The voices stop with medication helping you to stop them. The voices say demeaning things to us schizophrenics, as in, you suck, die, stop trying. This is why taking medication is the only way to treat schizophrenia. Schizophrenia causes disorganized thoughts among other symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations. Meds help a schizophrenic take a good look at their thinking, as in, if that is a bizarre delusion or a rational thought that your medication is helping you see.


Support groups help schizophrenics cope better with their illness. Schizophrenia is often found amongst drug addicts as well. Schizophrenics like me have trouble with work, socializing, and social interaction. I had to work on improving my social skills while at Toastmasters. That was the whole point of joining a club like that, to learn how to feel positive about me as well as how to get along with other people. Many homeless people are schizophrenic along with suicide being a huge problem schizophrenic deal with. ( In my teens, and early twenties I had schizophrenia symptoms abound. Sometimes us schizophrenics total our cars for no reason, as I’ve had friends with schizophrenia had this happen before. Medication helps take care of random impulses.


Schizophrenia is both a biochemical imbalance as well as a brain structure problem. Much of the disorder is inherited and I know who in my family has schizophrenia. Shall we say that if two people mate while having the disorder, they will have a child with schizophrenia? This is obvious but to the non-scientifically inclined, they miss the point. Environmental effects can make for schizophrenia being difficult to deal with or to diagnose. I didn’t get diagnosed until my 30s. Drugs can cause a person to feel schizophrenic. Sometimes overcoming drug and alcohol abuse is necessary to become a healthy person with schizoaffective in my case.


I need individual therapy as well as trauma therapy. I need OCD therapy, schizophrenia therapy and my bipolar is well treated at this point. There is no extra money for either. Being able to lead a productive life involves taking your medication consistently which some people do not know how to do. Maybe some bipolars can get away with not taking medication, but others really need it, if only because rapid cycling can be hard to treat. I’m a rapid cycler, my family is full of rapid cyclers and narcissists. But narcissism is a learned behavior that can be unlearned through therapy. But no, the treatment refusers don’t want to unlearn it. They think they are perfect. Sigh. Somebody help me avoid those people and come with me to Shasta.

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