by DeViL DriVeR 76 13 Replies latest jw experiences

  • rebel8

    I could use some friends now more than ever soPM me if you have any suggestions on what type of shrink deals with these issues! Thanks!

    Psychiatrists are medical doctors who prescribe psychotropic medications. That I suggest.

    You should get honest with your prescriber if you are not taking your medications as prescribed and alcohol or "legal plant food" you are abusing. Those behaviors just cancel out the therapeutic effects of medications, make your brain and emotions worse.

    And Xanax....! Benzodiazepine dependence is one of the most torturous to recover from. There are other options for managing anxiety--cognitive behavioral therapy + nonaddictive medications (taken as prescribed without addition of alcohol/illicit drugs) being the most effective combo.

    Psychologists and other therapists use evidence-based counseling techniques to help you sort out what's happened and develop coping skills. You do not need a cult specialist to do that, just a good therapist. One who's worked with victims of controlling abusive domestic relationships should be great, but all therapist have training to do that. Just be sure to get someone who is licensed.

    I am not going to respond to the rest of your post at this time. I have a policy not to respond to posts written when high/intoxicated...I don't see much point in it. Maybe when you sober up and post more I will respond later on.

    Good luck and take care.

  • Found Sheep
    Found Sheep

    Welcome! I'm glad you are starting to face the monsters in the closet. It's a hard raod but in the end you will feel alive.

  • losthobbit

    "I have no idea how to check posts that I made"

    You can check them by clicking on your name in the top, right corner. Then click on "Topics Started" in the menu bar.

    I was never a JW, but I'm busy reading "Awaken the Giant Within" by Anthony Robbins. The best book I've read so far for people who want to live in peace with their emotions. (Very thick though)

  • faundy

    My dad was both a strong Witness (or thought he was) and a very violent man. It was this reason he was never made an elder, or at least the main part, and thus made him more frustrated, ergo more short-tempered, and the cycle continued.

    There was an elder in the hall who made a comment regarding families and how "what goes on behind closed doors is personal" which gave my dad carte blanche to do what he wanted and felt he never had to answer to anyone.

    You sound so brave to stand up to him; I respect you for that. Bullies are bullies because they can get away with it. Don't listen to all the Witness shite- you lived with him, and you know the real truth.

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