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

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

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No, I knew before I left Shepherd that I needed depression drugs. The day that I was discharged, I asked for them, I said “I need something because I already know I’m hitting depression.” And I said, “I just really want something.” And they... Show More

No, I knew before I left Shepherd that I needed depression drugs. The day that I was discharged, I asked for them, I said “I need something because I already know I’m hitting depression.” And I said, “I just really want something.” And they had given me one product, I stayed on it for a few weeks while I was an outpatient, I said, “this isn’t going to be enough.” And so we went to a different, higher level of depression medication, I don’t remember what it was, but I stayed on it for a while but I weaned off of it pretty quickly, probably within six months of discharge. It really just got kind of got me over that really deep depression that you can fall into.

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

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Injured in 36 at age 36, paraplegic
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No, I knew before I left Shepherd that I needed depression drugs. The day that I was discharged, I asked for them, I said “I need something because I already know I’m hitting depression.” And I said, “I just really want something.” And they had given me one product, I stayed on it for a few weeks while I was an outpatient, I said, “this isn’t going to be enough.” And so we went to a different, higher level of depression medication, I don’t remember what it was, but I stayed on it for a while but I weaned off of it pretty quickly, probably within six months of discharge. It really just got kind of got me over that really deep depression that you can fall into.

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