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Struggling atm. I’m going through the worst feeling ever and it’s all my fault. I went to a party on New Years Eve and got too drunk. Blacked out. The usual.

I got home ok, no signs of any wrong doing but I’ve got it into my head that I touched one of the kids who were at the party. 

No one has said anything to me. But I’ve convinced myself I’ve done it. 

How do I get over this?

 

 

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The same way you get past any OCD theme. You stop paying attention to the thoughts. That means no compulsions. Thst means doing nothing to figure out if the thoughts are true or not.

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If we listen to it OCD will convince us we have done all kinds of unpleasant or themed things. 

If we listen to it - and it's up to us whether we do that, or not. 

Listen to the OCD and a very restricted unhappy way of life will follow. 

Buy into the methodology of CBT though, and we can shift this perspective and make a huge change in our life and that of others. 

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It may be worth considering cutting back on the drinking to such a heavy degree. Alcohol is not going to help your mind set its a depressant. Drinking until you black out is not a healthy thing with or without OCD.

 Are you able to drink in moderation? I am not anti- drinking per se but I think if we are feeling vulnerable it adds to the problem. I do drink but try to moderate it. I find if I drink too much or too often my anxiety increases and my mood dips.  I am not saying this will solve your issues, you need CBT but I think it can help with our overall mood.

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I have to say I agree with avo I think drinking like this does enormous damage to your mental health. I know because I used to regularly drink like this as a student. I hit rock bottom and gave up for a long time and that had a profoundly positive effect on my mental health and my life in general. In fact my whole life changed for the better as a result of doing that. I don't want to be preachy or anything only you can decide what's best. But I think adding an addictive depressant to mental illness, especially in large quantities, can be a recipe for disaster. 

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I wouldn't mind avoiding the thoughts usually but when POCD is involved it's really hard not to. I haven't eat properly since NYE tbf. I feel like I don't deserve to. My fault though.

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