02-09-2017, 08:08 AM
I often drink to cope. That isn't to say I need alcohol to deal with frightening or stressful situations, because I've faced terrifying life threatening dangers more than once, and dealt with it alone, head on and stone cold sober. But the point is, later, when the dust settles and smoke clears, the fear catches up and I drink to cope, and to come down off the adrenaline surge and steady my nerves. No it's not healthy, but at this time I'm unable to get any support or meds. Although sedatives aren't any healthier than beer. What I'm lacking most is emotional support from family or friends.