Importance of Prescription Medicine
For the longest time, I misunderstood the importance of my anti-anxiety medicine. I was concerned that as a daughter of an alcoholic, I was trading my alcohol addiction for prescription medicine addiction. The devil’s voice in my head had a field day convincing me that I was trading one addiction for another. I felt defeated and weak since I was unable to handle this anxiety issue on my own.
What I now realize is how far from the truth this is. My anti-anxiety medicine restores a chemical imbalance in my brain. Years and years of abuse re-wired my brain’s ability to function. My medicine is required to boost chemical imbalances in my head thus allowing me to function in this world.
After an Abusive Relationship - Anxiety
With regards to my prescription medicine versus alcohol, it was easy to convince me that these two things were interchangeable. But, as I have grown in my faith, I realize that those years of drinking didn’t provide me with any effective coping mechanisms. None at all. Comparing alcohol to anti-anxiety medicine is not an even comparison; one hurts our mental processing and coping skills, the other improves them.
My anti-anxiety medicine calms my head down enough so I can continue to focus on my recovery, work, or mothering efforts.
Hi, I'm Sue
Welcome to my blog! I served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service while enduring brutality and abusiveness in my twenty-one year oppressive marriage. Today I'm happily married and have three children who are my inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to help combat the lies of abusers with the truth of God. I hope you find my words to be healing and helpful through your own life experiences.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn't make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn't release me from the grip of his brainwashing control and the innate power he had on me.
Read the full raw story in my new book, Rock Bottom and Faithless.