Anyone else gad they have/had acne in the long term? in Emotional and psychological effects of acne Posted April 19, 2011 Yes, very. I hated it SO much for so long that since Accutane cleared me 3 years ago when I find myself in times of trouble since I can look back, try and remember just HOW low I felt then and feel glad it's over and that whatever is happening now is NOT that again. It's made everything else since (including numerous relationship break-ups and problems, moving to a new city on my own for the 1st time, drinking too much for a while, and even dabbling with drugs a bit too often at 1 point) seem like a cake-walk in comparison. Sounds loony but its true. Chin up guys, I came back from the dead and you can too.