I've had depression and anxiety my whole adult life, it seems. Then early in 07 I developed a serious problem with drinking. And of course the drinking just made the depression and anxiety ten times worse. Had been trying to quit drinking since late in 07 but without much success. I finally 'got it' and now have over a year sober... and what a difference! My depression and anxiety is so much 'better', more manageable, and I no longer feel suicidal. When I started my last attempt to stay sober, in December 09, I was staying sober out of sheer stubbornness. I was sober but miserable. After a couple miserable months of sobriety I started forcing myself to be grateful every day, I made myself count my blessings. And after doing that for a while it became a habit, a good healthy habit that replaced my desire to drink. I'm happy to say I now have 13 months sober and am finally living a decent reasonably happy life. I count my blessings every day, as soon as I wake up and before I go to bed. And it's helping me stay sober and I'm a lot happier than ever before. Try it if you're having a problem staying sober. It's helping me a lot. There is hope out there. My wonderful addiction counselor is a big reason for my feeling so much better. But just the simple act of counting my blessings is making a huge difference in my life and my attitude.