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Alcohol and Anxiety – How I Used Alcohol to Self-Medicate

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Alcohol and Anxiety – My Personal Story about How I Tried to Self-Medicate with Alcohol **Full disclosure – I share my very personal story and battle with alcohol addiction that may have triggers for some. My goal is to shed some light on how alcohol and anxiety (as well as other mental illnesses) are connected. I also hope that someone out there reading this who might be going through the same thing, knows they are not alone.  I remember very vividly the day I decided to stop at a 24-hour CVS on the way to work to buy a bottle …