Welcome - we are glad you came for help!
We are sure you know that this is a fairly common addiction. We are pleased that you have the courage to come here, and we hope that you are ready to begin a healing process.
Depression is often your inner child/inner guidance's way of letting you know that you are abandoning yourself. Rather than numb it out with addictions or medication, open to learning with your inner child about how you are abandoning yourself, and open to learning with your Guidance about what the loving action is. You will discover that as soon as you take the loving action, you will feel relief.
By Dr. Margaret Paul