Borderline Personality Disorder,  DBT,  Substance Abuse

Over the Borderline: Treatment for BPD and Substance Abuse First Hand

Treatments for borderline personality disorder and alcoholism are similar. But dealing with one doesn’t fix the other.

My horror at being diagnosed with BPD turned to relief. Finally I knew what was wrong with me. All those times I had been berated by my family for being self-destructive or flaky or dramatic were all explained by this one disorder. The apologies came flooding in. I forwarded the BPD links to my father, mother, and multiple step mothers and they all apologized for judging me, for misunderstanding, for making light of what turned out to be a serious condition. But that didn’t really solve the problem of having yet another condition that needed to be dealt with

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