What addictions have you picked up while being depressed?

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  1. TheMightyWalrus

    TheMightyWalrus New Member

    Video games and pornography
  2. ZombiePringle

    ZombiePringle Forum Buddy and Antiquities Friend

    I have done a lot more gaming in the past few years... but I don't think that has to do with my depression. I think my addictions that come directly from my depression are... Energy drinks/ caffeine (I need the extra caffeine because I tend to not sleep) Internet and It was smoking but I stopped doing that.
  3. nolonger

    nolonger Well-Known Member

    same. the porn is probly linked to my inability to have relationships with other people. So its really the only time i see someone i'd like, naked(keep in mind that sex in a relationship is only a small piece of it).

    Anything that helps me escape really. Ive also picked up smoking recently, but that's a form of self harm(in a strange way, I hope I get cancer. that way i wont be directly attemptig suicide).

    I used ot have a caffiene addiction to pepsi max. but it got to the point where i was going through 24 cans of it a day and was equating to nearly a pack of cigs a day. so now I buy bottles of pepsi max(the cheaper version) and mix it with milk. Or I just buy a gallon of orange juice and drink that(its actually really cheap as well).

    EDIT: oh and just my computer in general. I can hide in it.
  4. Sleepwalk

    Sleepwalk Well-Known Member

    Compulsive eating/binge eating. : ( I'd sooner be addicted to heroin.
  5. tweetypie

    tweetypie Antiquities Friend

    pain killers food caffine nicotine haha
  6. Caster

    Caster Well-Known Member

    Smoking cigarettes and drinking lots of caffeine. I used to drink alcohol quite a bit but not anymore. I tend not to eat very much when I'm depressed which is odd. I've lost a lot of weight over the past 7 months.
  7. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    My computer... Well, since being as bad as it's gotten the past few years. I didn't used to stay on this long, now, I'm on all day some times. Also, pain killers, night time cough syrup, and binge eating.

    And caffeine, too.
  8. kreative1

    kreative1 Well-Known Member

    Over past 10 years, energy drinks, binge eating, computer, street racing, smoking, speed :stars:, drink, gaming, work, Tv, women of the night. At present, women of the night and starting to hit gaming and high octane brooze again:dry:
  9. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    Pain killers (I've been clean for 5 years), computer all day.
  10. gakky1

    gakky1 Well-Known Member

    Think the Internet is the only new addiction, also think that being in this long term state has made most of my previous addictions a bit worse...coffee, smoking and if it's an addiction, loneliness.:dry: The Internet though may have started a semi-new addiction, not eating, have always been somewhat on the skinny side but being on the 'net for some strange reason curbs any hunger pangs I may have, now I've gotten ultra skinny, doesn't make a lot of sense.:zombie:
  11. TheMightyWalrus

    TheMightyWalrus New Member

    I tend to eat more when depressed. I wish i ate less food, cause it start to add up.
  12. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    mine's internet.

    and alcahol
  13. dazzle11215

    dazzle11215 Staff Alumni

    well my diagnosis is ptsd, not depression
    but my addictions are food and internet porn
    oh and cutting, but i'm beating that one!!! yay me.
  14. chewbacca

    chewbacca Well-Known Member

    video games, porn, chocolate, I actually like to eat a lot when depressed but Im so fucking cripplingly depressed that I cant even fix my own food so I rather starve.

    oh yea fuck life....

    am i allowed to say fuck life on this forum? :hazel:
  15. Lady E

    Lady E Well-Known Member

    I've had various narcotic addictions in ther past but now I have taken up binge eating, caffeine, sweets, and the internet.
  16. Sephaus

    Sephaus Well-Known Member

    smoking(pot and cigarettes) and drinking
  17. Typically I drown myself in video games so I can anesthetize myself from being horrible. At college I couldn't play video games as much and I felt really lonely. To cope with my social anxiety I started drinking. Also, despite my average build I overeat eat to get that dopamine rush.
  18. shafe

    shafe New Member

    Movies, reality tv. Painkillers when I can get them. Sometimes I binge eat, other times not at all. Same with sleep. I can sleep 12 hours a day, or stay up for two.
  19. ConfusedSilence

    ConfusedSilence Well-Known Member

    Binge eating and wanting to live in a big city (London, specifically).
  20. Eating more
    vidya games for a while, not too much nowadays
    Maryjane and other miscellaneous things. I've taken a liking to lsd especially over the last couple months
    Drinking, notoften though
    cigs... bleh
    and not giving a good god damn! Ifthat's an addiction :)
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