Grewolf, glad to hear you've got that under control. As a fellow former alcoholic (some would dispute my preferred terminology, I call myself an ex-drinker, just like I'm an ex-smoker) I have a small idea of what that means. When I was going through recovery and group sessions I was astonished by how many people had some sort of comorbid diagnosis. I myself don't have any diagnosis besides the alcohol dependency, but easily half the people I was with had some other complicating factor. Anxiety disorder, BP, etc. It reminded me of the common complaint that the US has a mental health crisis that's being ignored. Also, prescription drug carelessness is a huge factor - about a quarter of the people I met there got hooked via legal pathways. Scary stuff, but not directly relevant here. It's great that you've been able to learn how to manage without them, as long as it's working well for you. Do you know if it's common for BPD sufferers to also experience depression? I've often thought that so many of the conditions society pathologizes are present in "normal" people, but in ranges or strengths that aren't as apparent. We're all on the spectrum, basically.