I relate on a slightly different level.
I'm on psych meds. I tend to isolate & suffer low self worth.
My advice, go out meet people. Keep your struggles personal. Don't say a thing until a firm relationship of love trust and respect is achieved.
There's a saying. No matter how you feel- get up. Get washed. Get dressed and get out...
I don't know about addiction, but I believe a major cause of mental illness is other people's lack of love & concern. The rat study deal.
I raised my 1/2 brothers. One is fine. The other a poverty stricken addict.
Same parents. Same love & attention from me. I have a cousin who's a Dr. He's studying something he's call...
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