How My Prescription Drug Abuse Chained Me to Self-Harm

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How My Prescription Drug Abuse Chained Me to Self-Harm

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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f there is one thing worse than suffering through depression in silence, it is the eternal struggle of finding a compatible doctor and therapist. The trial-and-error nature of finding the right treatment leaves a lot of gaps for you to fall into – slipping through the cracks into the emptiness of addiction, clutching your prescription for company.

And boy, was my first shrink a dud.

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