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

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

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I grew up with a lot of drinking in the family, and I was able to see that it was destructive from the beginning, but still, I did turn to alcohol. It wasn’t to take the pain away. It wasn’t to forget about the wheelchair. It was honestly to not ... Show More

I grew up with a lot of drinking in the family, and I was able to see that it was destructive from the beginning, but still, I did turn to alcohol. It wasn’t to take the pain away. It wasn’t to forget about the wheelchair. It was honestly to not go face the personal relationship challenges that I was trying to deal with at that time. So, there was a period of probably about a year when I functionally drank too much, yeah. I decided to stop when I finally realized that the situation was not fixable and it was not my fault.

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

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Injured in 2004 at age 33, paraplegic
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I grew up with a lot of drinking in the family, and I was able to see that it was destructive from the beginning, but still, I did turn to alcohol. It wasn’t to take the pain away. It wasn’t to forget about the wheelchair. It was honestly to not go face the personal relationship challenges that I was trying to deal with at that time. So, there was a period of probably about a year when I functionally drank too much, yeah. I decided to stop when I finally realized that the situation was not fixable and it was not my fault.

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