No, I can't say anything about drugs/alcohol as I've never used either and never will but I certainly can't function well in society and a lot of introverts on here have much better lives than me. Therapy didn't work for me though.Maybe extroverted people with sa can function better in society or use drugs/alcohol to cope vs seeking out treatment or support.
I am "drained" in a way with social interaction because of my SA but also am "drained" by being alone for too long. I can't get happy either way. Needless to say I am very depressed.sociallyunacceptable, it seems to me like SA really does change things, though. A big part of the difference between introversion and extraversion is a matter of energy. If you're introverted, you tend to feel drained by social interaction, whereas extraverts gain energy. That being the case, it seems inevitable that people with SA will be more "drained" since they're feeling so much anxiety, and thus also be less extraverted as a personality trait.