Just like the cocaine can take away the pain, it can also add fuel to the already burning issue. Just like a bandage can cover up the wound, the adhesive tape will eventually come apart and open the wound right back up, making it bigger and deeper than before. This, my dear, was what you did to me.
I’m not naïve enough to think that I am the only adult child who has ever lived with an alcoholic mother. I am not naïve enough to believe that this is the worst thing that could happen to a person.
You’re with a bad boy, and you know that no matter how you try to spin it, you’re just another notch for him.
Wonder if your blood is like your grandfather’s. Remember the way he was found. Remember the way he showed up to Father’s Day. Remember the vow to not drink until you turned 21. Remember you kept that vow.
You can’t be the reason they decide to stop.
I hear homeless people at nights. From under the railway overpass where many of them sleep, the noises echo across the road to my apartment on Flinders Street
The problem is that at the core of everything the schools and the hospitals are most concerned with liability.
Rich Roll was having a heart attack on his staircase. He was fat. He hated his work. He was unhappy.
Sometimes I’d tell myself that since I didn’t drink alone, or every night, or whatever other random barometer I chose, it wasn’t a problem, but it was. It didn’t matter how much I was drinking per se, but that I was drinking for the wrong reasons.
Heroin is a growing problem in rural America.