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.
When you’ve spent your whole life learning how to survive there are times when you just need another person to allow you to tell the stories you’ve needed to tell someone else your whole life.
Heroin is a growing problem in rural America.
So, I have kind of a problem with impulse control.
When someone tells you that you deserve better, they are telling you to move on because they don’t care enough to be better. They will not put in the effort or energy they KNOW you deserve.
That’s the thing about addiction; it creates an illusion of invincibility. It seems like nothing can happen, nothing can be ruined as long as you both are completely intertwined.