First, I'm proud of you for sticking with a treatment that has been helping you.
Your friends - the true ones and the users - are likely having a little difficulty adjusting to the new dynamics in your relationships. I agree that if they genuinely care about
you, and not about
how their dealings with you (i.e., control) make them feel, then they'll truly listen as you describe how you've improved and what you want of your close relationships. Those who cannot let go of their control issues are somewhat "toxic" and will take some of the wind out of your sails right when you need it most. They may not even do it deliberately, but they should be willing to stop if they truly care.
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DX: Anxiety, Depression, LPR (acid reflux)
Meds: Paxil, Nexium, Zantac