I'm A Drunk. I Know Better.

Think you can't be addicted?
Wait until the night you've had 21 years, and suddenly, like a shot in the middle of the night, you can feel, see, smell and TASTE a shot of Brandy followed by a yard of beer. And you're not even asleep. You're wide awake watching the tube.
Out of nowhere.
And you call your sponsor and he's out working some new guy his wife says and can she take a message 'cause the new guy is life and death. And it's one a.m. and you sit on your hands with the damn book open, praying to the god you don't believe in to just get through this ONE NIGHT!! ONE MORE NIGHT!!!
All this while your wife sleeps gently in the bed, 20 feet from you, and you hope beyond all things that you don't **** up both your lives somewhere before the dawn.
Got through it. What if it had happened at noon, while at lunch at a little restaurant that serves wine and beer? Or while buying your wife a pack of cigarettes? Hmm? Scared? Like a rabbit in a dog run I"m scared.
Now you get an idea what addiction is like.
Clean, sober? A "Temporary reprieve" like the book says. Emphasis on TEMPORARY!!
Now you tell my you think a crackhead is somehow "Choosing" when the drug his body made him vulnerable to is 50 times more rewarding than ******. What, are you COMPLETELY clueless?
bitlord bitlord
1 Response Jul 31, 2010

I agree with you, completely. My Great Uncle became a morphine addict because of the injections they were giving him when he was wounded in action. My Aunt became a pill junkie because of the presc<x>ription medications that her doctor was giving her because her spinal column is literally disappearing. <br />
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Many people don't even make the choice to "do" their "drug of choice" the first time. Some just like to drink once in awhile at a party and then bamn, next thing you know they are spending every dime they have on liquor. <br />
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They have proved, time and time again, that many people have biological components that make them more susceptible to addiction. <br />
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Like the person who posted this story, they CAN choose to try to get out of it, but once they are in it, sometimes through absolutely NO fault of their own, it is VERY hard to crawl out from under. <br />
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They need support, not thrashings.