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Megan – Did you ever self-medicate with alcohol and drugs?

Megan – Did you ever self-medicate with alcohol and drugs?

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Three or four months after my accident I started having neurogenic pain before I had a surgery that ended up eliminating the pain, luckily for me. The amount of prescription narcotics that they were giving me was just incredibly high, and I felt like... Show More

Three or four months after my accident I started having neurogenic pain before I had a surgery that ended up eliminating the pain, luckily for me. The amount of prescription narcotics that they were giving me was just incredibly high, and I felt like a zombie all the time. And I look back on it now and at the time I justified it by saying it was the pain that was causing it. But then there was the other part where—I can say this now, I didn't say this at the time—but I didn't want to feel anything, and that medication made it easy for me just to not, to be numb and at the time that's what I wanted; I didn't want to deal with the world and so I just medicated. You know luckily I don't have to do that anymore, so I feel quite grateful.

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Megan – Did you ever self-medicate with alcohol and drugs?

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Injured in 1995 at age 18, paraplegic
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Three or four months after my accident I started having neurogenic pain before I had a surgery that ended up eliminating the pain, luckily for me. The amount of prescription narcotics that they were giving me was just incredibly high, and I felt like a zombie all the time. And I look back on it now and at the time I justified it by saying it was the pain that was causing it. But then there was the other part where—I can say this now, I didn't say this at the time—but I didn't want to feel anything, and that medication made it easy for me just to not, to be numb and at the time that's what I wanted; I didn't want to deal with the world and so I just medicated. You know luckily I don't have to do that anymore, so I feel quite grateful.

Megan – Did you ever self-medicate with alcohol and drugs?
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