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    I have suffered with depression for a few years but for the last 2 months it has gotten worse. It started when my best friend ended the friendship. I am at uni and my new housemates are quite heavy drinkers and go out a lot which is something I have never done but I thought I'd give it a try to get to know them better. I have now started going out a lot and drinking quite a bit. When I am drunk I can get quite bad intrusive thoughts. I have been close to making quite a few bad decisions, mainly when I'm drunk but there's still a part of me that stops me but I don't know how much longer that'll be there. I don't really know what to do. Does this sound like I could be having a breakdown and do you have any advice? Thank you.
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    (Original post by michael1010)
    I have suffered with depression for a few years but for the last 2 months it has gotten worse. It started when my best friend ended the friendship. I am at uni and my new housemates are quite heavy drinkers and go out a lot which is something I have never done but I thought I'd give it a try to get to know them better. I have now started going out a lot and drinking quite a bit. When I am drunk I can get quite bad intrusive thoughts. I have been close to making quite a few bad decisions, mainly when I'm drunk but there's still a part of me that stops me but I don't know how much longer that'll be there. I don't really know what to do. Does this sound like I could be having a breakdown and do you have any advice? Thank you.
    I don't think you're having a breakdown I think you've succumbed to peer pressure and it seems obvious you're not reacting to alcohol well, lowering your inhibitions and making you make these bad choices. I would suggest speaking to your mates, see if you can co ordinate days/nights out that arent always boozing. or try nights out without getting smashed.

    you always have control over yourself to stop yourself doing things, its just that alcohol will lower your inhibitions and con your brain to allowing you to do it anyway, you sabotage yourself. and you need to make sure this doesn't happen.

    speak to your wellbeing counsellor or GP about these feelings.
 
 
 
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