If one has self-medicated for social anxiety their whole life, then stops and the anxiety returns, will it eventually subside?
It becomes evident to me that I have been doing this most of my teenage-adult life. It is the reason I became a chronic binge drinker, cigarette smoker, you name it. When stripped of all these addictions one can feel like a fish out of water, how long does that last for? Has anyone else here experienced this?
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