This took me a while to read as I was distracted by library books. I really enjoy the author’s voice and honesty. I enjoy alcohol myself but rarely to get drunk.
Sobriety isn’t easy. I liked how she talked about how she had to get away from people. How drunks would seem like lizard people to her. And how sobriety allowed for deeper connections and a better life.
Also, how having friends and people help you get your through it all is so important.
I feel lucky with sobriety. When I first smoked some little cigars that were left over moving a Rite Aid around I didn’t get addicted to smoking.
When I first drank, I drank a little with my parents I didn’t drink to get drunk.
Things like heroin and narcotics have always scared me. I have enjoyed taking codeine briefly but was always careful to only use when it was needed.
And I even need to be more careful with bipolar disorder. Unfortunately substance abuse is very common with bipolar disorder. 60.7 people with bipolar I have substance abuse issues.
But I most definitely feel lucky. Creativity, mental issues and addiction are very, very commonly together.