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Has anyone ever gotten better from drug induced DP?

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I got my DP/DR from weed, i've had it 24/7 has anyone here gotten better from it?
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In answer to the original question - definately YES. I am a case in point. Not only did I recover once, I recovered twice !!! First time around was from weed, which took me about a year for the DR to fade away. Second time was from loads of 'e', which again took about a year to fade away. In my case, it was the panic following drug overload that brought on my DR, definately.

Without dashing the hopes of non-drug DP'ers, it seems to me that the prognosis for drug-induced DP is better than other causes...basically because it's just a temporary chemical cock-up in your brain, and not some other psychological trauma which may be more difficult to pin down and treat.
Privateer - you know I didn't mean it like that. Would you prefer it if I told you that everyone here was doomed to a life of total misery ?

All I was trying to point out is that, perhaps, the prognosis for recovery 'might' be 'simpler' for drug-induced DP peeps, because of the nature of the onset of their condition. But who know's, maybe the drug abuse uncovered some deep lying trauma which the person didn't know about ?

The difficulty with recovery, seems to me anyway, (and this is going to seem blindingly obvious), to find your own particular 'mindset' (for wont of a better word) that enables you to crush the DP state. It really is as simple as that, but as difficult as that too. With some people it might take years, others, weeks. No one persons route to recovery is the same, which is why this beast is so difficult.
Interesting post Person3. I think there is some truth in that.

I was (and still am to a certain extent) 100% sure that my excessive intake of drugs (weed, pills, coke, ketamine, mushrooms, booze, ****) was entirely to blame for my DR/DP episode. While I'm still absolutely convinced that this was the trigger for my meltdown, I'm sure that my underlying neurosis was already there waiting. Still, I think that avoids the real issue. I'm sure I could have gone through my life as a 'highly functioning' neurotic, if I had never taken drugs, and, let's be truthfull, most people are neurotic to some extent. There are a lot of people who have never had any conscious problems until they have taken drugs. That doesn't mean that didn't have any 'hidden' problems, but hey - they are hidden for a reason. Let them stay hidden I say. If we were all confronting our hidden demons, then the world would be in chaos.

My 'inner demons' can go fuck themselves. I'm not going to spend a lifetime in therapy waiting for a cure that probably won't arrive. I've haven't got the time. I live with my 'problems', and to hell with anxiety/depression. The less I worry about them, the less of a problem they are. They are buried, and they can goddam stay buried.
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