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Life Is Unfair

Dr, every time I do drugs (illegal) I freak out. It's not fair! Here I am, totally depressed, naturally shy to the point where I'd rather kill myself than see a shrink... and even illegal drugs are no relief! This really bites. My friends will smoke a joint and feel euphoria and a mild numbness, like emotional Novocain. Me? I think I'm dying, hallucinate, and generally freak out so much the out-of-body aspects of drug-abusing aren't worth it. It's the same no matter what I do... weed, shrooms, DMX. The only thing that works is sleeping pills... but then I just go to sleep. ahhhh! Why don't I relax like everyone else? Do you know of anything (legal or illegal) that will make me feel less scared and down? Please don't suggest I see some therapist or something. I'm phobic of authority figures (not kidding). Well, not on the internet, but in real life....

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