THE TURNING POINT
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THE TURNING POINT

Bipolar Disorder And Addiction

My Personal Experience With Both

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Sadly, approximately 2 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. What’s even worse is that 12 million struggle with alcohol and other substances. About half that is diagnosed with bipolar disorder struggle with alcohol.

My introduction to addiction and mental health began at such a young age that I couldn’t discern what was…

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We all have events in our lives that served as our turning point that led us to where we are today. Capturing those thoughts, feelings, and experiences before, during, and after that time helps us be proud of how far we’ve come. Together, this is our story forward.

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