#063 – Golconda Avenue

I met Sarah in rehab (Blog #099) in 2013. We formed a relationship and once we finished the rehab program we moving into a rental on Golconda Avenue in Frankston. It wasn’t long before I called things off and soon after Sarah moved out. My brother moved in and that didn’t work well at all. We don’t really get along and he had zero tolerance to my excessive drinking and pot smoking. After a while he moved out and my mate Matt from the Seaford Program (Blog #059) moved in with his brother Dan. This worked out well at first. The three of us were drinkers and smokers. With the three of us contributing to rent and the bills it made living affordable but what we saved was spent on alcohol and pot.

Matt was a pretty hardcore drinker. Our relationship was strained when he went sober and took AA very seriously. I wasn’t ready to quit at that stage and the house became tense. He didn’t try to stop me from drinking but we stopped socialising as we normally did. He’s keep in his room while Dan and I did the things we did. Dan would drink but not to the limits his brother and I did. He was more into his smoking. Dan and I haven’t caught up for a while but I’d consider him a friend. We get along well.

After living together for maybe a year things went bad for me. I was psychotic and was convinced the house was haunted. I was having both auditory and visual hallucinations. It freaked me out to the point where I couldn’t continue living there. I immediately starting to pack. I figured I’d briefly live with the folks until I found accommodation elsewhere. I never moved out of the folks. I’m still there today. I lived a Golconda for about 5 years. There are things I miss about living there but it was a toxic atmosphere. The other problem was our weed dealer lived directly across the street which was too convenient. I haven’t smoked pot in months and doubt I ever will again.

Published by aperfecttool83

I'm a 37 year old who lives in Melbourne Australia. I have many interests but I want to base this blog on my mental health. I have schizophrenia, depression & anxiety. I have 15 years experience with psychiatrists and I have had close to 20 hospital admissions. I plan on writing about my delusions, voices, paranoia, depression and how to deal with them psychiatrists :) I really hope this blog can help someone. Please feel free to contact me and I promise to get back to you. Have a nice day!

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