I decided to join this group and see how it goes. I'm a mental health and AODA therapist. I got into the drug and alcohol part through being a mental health therapist. I am not an addict or alcoholic. In the past I did suffer from more extreme anxiety and depression. Well more extreme depression than I have now. I pretty much have gotten rid of the anxiety problem. Counseling and practicing mindfulness did help with that, hence my career choice. I've always had some depression. Over the last ten years it's pretty much just stayed the comfortable dystemia. I can live with that but it does effect my ambition and diet. I do exercise to try and counter my diet and low energy level. Anyway, for sure this group covers an important topic, especially since most recovery groups available are not secular. It might help me with my dystemia.