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alanb Patient Expert

Middle-aged Estate Agent from Margate South Africa. Survived Alcoholism and Depression after receiving ECT and Sleep Therapy. Now write about it instead of suffering from it.
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Inside the Electric Shock Chamber-A Psychiatrist saves me by alanb Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Whatever they had given me had worked like a charm and I was awoken by a different nurse telling me that it was time to get ready. Depression People like me do not sleep ... Read on »
Unhappy Hour-A Story of Alcohol and Alcoholism and Survival by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I looked like death yet still, something deep inside wanted me to be well thought well of. Symptoms of Anxiety Depression and my Psychotic behaviour and Drunk with A ... Read on »
A Bloody Good Idea. by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Our Aussie friends Down Under at Rehab Management have got a great scheme underway, directly related to many of the issues that I write about on this blog. Employee stress and ... Read on »
Staying Sober Can Drive you Drink-if it does not Bore you to Death by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism The Conclusion from my last Post.... Within a month or so from leaving the hospital my body started to get it's act together. Every day I got stronger and began ... Read on »
Staying Sober Can Drive You To Drink (Welcome to The Life Sentence Club ) Final Installment next... by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism "Google" the word Alcoholism and you will get 14,100,000 search results. Alcoholism information regarding recovery and treatment is widely available. You can also add ... Read on »
Alcoholism Information and How To Beat Depression-Anything is worth Trying or Reading-You Never... by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Any time we can get our hands on something that might help in the fight is worth investigating. Alcoholism information and how to beat Depression techniques can b ... Read on »
Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety and Addiction-Conventional or Alternative Treatment? by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Treatment of the 'Big 4' is an important and crucial part of the recovery journey. Basically No Treatment, No Recovery. Once the charade is over and you know ... Read on »
Alcoholism, Depression, Addiction and Anxiety-Partners in Crime by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Do we drink because we are depressed? Are we depressed because we drink? Am I an addict because I drink too much or pop too many pills? Is my anxiety rela ... Read on »
The Fallen Hero Syndrome-The Anxiety of Relapsing from Alcoholism and Depression Recovery by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We got the treatment. It worked and away we go, back into our safe old lives. Free from the scourges of Alcoholism, Addiction and Depression. Slowly o ... Read on »
So you are an Alcoholic-To Come Out Of The Closet Or Not? by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We might live in 2008 but the stigma attached to Alcoholism and Depression is still very much alive. The anxiety attached to the afterlife post-treatment is a reality we al ... Read on »
Surviving Alcoholism and Depression-Who To Turn To by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Us lot are a stubborn bunch। But eventually we are forced into looking for help be it through "Tough Love", a concerned family member or just our own yearning to be bette ... Read on »
Oh so Clever-Tricks of the Alcoholic by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There he is. Passed out on the couch and oblivious to the world. Drunkenly content in his self-made bubble of misery and confusion. Recognise this scenario? I bet yo ... Read on »
Tough Love-A Solution or a problem? by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Anybody who has been involved in the world of Alcoholism and Depression, be they the sufferer themselves or close family and friends are well aware of the term "Tough Love" ... Read on »
DO's and DONT's of Surviving Alcoholism and Depression. by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALAN-7 YEARS WELL AND COUNTING. As you proceed along your journey of recovering from and surviving Alcoholism and in many cases it's best ma ... Read on »
A Recovering Alcoholic's humorous look at Alcoholism and Depression-it is not all dark. by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism By the very nature of it suffering from Alcoholism and Depression brings a dark edge to your life. It is not fun. Every recovering Alcoholic and Depressive will tell y ... Read on »
Recovery from Alcoholism and Depression-My Story-Part 4.Shocked Back to Life(ECT). by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Shocked Back to Life (ECT) The nurse gently took my hand and led me to the chair. I had put the gowns on to cover my front and back and as I started to lie down t ... Read on »
Recovery from Alcoholism and Depression-My Story-Part 3.Time for the Shock Treatment (ECT). by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism "This is the third part of an article published in the South African YOU magazine. It caused quite a stir. It has been some time since I posted it on the blog. Have a read ... Read on »
Recovery from Alcoholism and Depression-My Story-Part 2 by alanb Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Unhappy Hour Continued "This is the second part of an article published in the South African Mens Health magazine. It caused quite a stir. It has been som ... Read on »