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Old 01-30-17, 10:41 AM   #1
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There is no cure for hearing voices. You can only cope with it.

To cope with it, I have tried: positive self-talk, meditation, mantras, different religions, prayer, church, socializing, working hard, keeping busy, journaling, blogging, therapy, different philosophies, and sex. Sex works but it's not practical because you can't have sex that often, especially if you're living with family and looking for work.

This morning, the voices really hurt my feelings. They said things like "you don't love anyone, you don't love your own mother, you don't love you boyfriend so it won't matter when he dies, you don't even love yourself." It was extremely hurtful.

So now, at 1140 am, I'm drinking and smoking.

It seems like alcohol is the only way to deal with this hurt, anger, and pain.

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Never mind. I won't do that.
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Not to endorse this but have you tried other "medications"?
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Well I do smoke cigarettes.
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I know of people who have heard voices and medication has got rid of them. You haven't found the right one yet or a strong enough medication. Does alcohol supress or stop the voices? Because if it can then there is a drug out there that can.
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I know of people who have heard voices and medication has got rid of them. You haven't found the right one yet or a strong enough medication. Does alcohol supress or stop the voices? Because if it can then there is a drug out there that can.
Yes, there are medications that can help people quit alcohol. However, some of those medications could end up being more dangerous than alcohol, so the person may end up getting dependent on the medications and have even harder time stopping them....

Generally, the best way to stop drinking is to slowly reduce the alcohol intake over a period of time, so that the body can adjust to its absence, and resist the urge to drink more when stress gets really bad. Some slips can be expected, and that's ok. Nobody is perfect. The reason for stopping alcohol very slowly is that, if a person has a physical dependence on it, stopping suddenly can be potentially dangerous and make the depression much worse.

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