Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
I am very saddened to hear of the trauma you have been through for the past decade. It is quite clear and understandable that you have struggled to come to terms with not only with your father's death, but with the manner in which he died. You turned to which ever means helped you to become emotionally numbed and changed substances or addictions as soon as the existing method wore off. This is often referred to "cross addiction", where one form of addicting is exchanged for another to get the same numbing effect. I suggest that you either consider entering the fellowship like Narcotics Anonymous or Eating Disorders Anonymous, or if you can afford it, see a psychologist and start working towards an abstinence from addiction and then addressing your underlying emotional pain. You should also look at what social support system you have. Please email me if you would like a referral to someone in your area.
Regards and best wishes,
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