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Keeping A Good Attitude

Aug 25, 2004

What do you give as the "best" advise for keeping a good attitude (not easy!) after being diagnosed? I'm making a list, starting with: keeping the same social activities and friends (though it's hard keeping such a secret), and trying not to view myself as "less". What would you add to this list? Thanks

Response from Dr. Horwath

Let me quote from a recent encouraging note sent in by another reader (Response to send in the clowns):

"...Just wanted to say I noticed in the post "send in the Clowns" that a repeating theme is this person is "all alone". Please assure them they are not alone. I, too am a loner (sort of) but once I came to realize that I wasn't alone, that there are people out there just like me and we can help each other I started to open up and feel better. Some times just getting out of ones own head by forcing yourself to reach out can be better than any medicine out there. In fact this is one of the basics of A.A. (which I am also a member of) and they have the best success rate of any substance abuse program. Please, dont feel like you need to do this alone! NO ONE CAN! We need each other! Life is beautiful!"

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