Drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism after a breakup?

i know it isn't a healthy way of getting over heart break but it is what it is. do people find it sad and pathetic or is it okay to some extent?

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What Guys Said 1

  • Addictive and alcohol is a depressant. You might feel better temporarily but it's not going to solve things or make the pain go away permanently. You're better to exercise, get out with friends, get hobbies etc. You'll feel WAY better.

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  • It's more sad than pathetic.

    During difficult times, some people use alcohol or drugs to cope with life’s problems, because it has an effect on your brain via neurotransmitters, it's like tweaking the way a machine works. They work, but this isn't a fix/solution, it's just putting up a temporary block. Using drugs can actually make this problem worse for you as it's just dragged out, drugs can also seriously damage your neurological pathways leading to altered behavior and other mental disorders. Confronting what it is directly and facing your emotions will get you better results, it's just going to take some time.

    It would be best to seek therapy , they'll provide you with strategies, and healthy coping mechanisms which will prevent you from ultimately needing substances such as drugs or alcohol to lean on

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  • It's never a coping mechanism

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