Paul was painfully shy as a teenager and found that alcohol solved his anxiety problems but as he couldn’t stop drinking it created a new set of problems. He eventually started using drugs as alcohol was too messy for his life. Paul was addicted to Valium for about 8 years and when he came off Valium he went back to alcohol and drugs to manage his anxiety, before having a breakdown and with help managed to get into rehab. He found Alcoholics Anonymous through rehab and has been in AA recovery for 3 years now. Paul has re-established contact with family and friends, is back into fitness and enjoys plenty of support from AA friends. His mental health and personal relationships are both improving beyond his wildest dreams and he now has contact with his kids.
If you think that alcohol may be a problem then Alcoholics Anonymous could help you. Give them a call on 1300 222 222 or see their website aa.org.au