Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes.

27 Jul

If there’s something to be learned from Amy Winehouse’s death, it’s that I need to stop playing around with my health. I may be a prescription drug addict, but I’m an addict nonetheless. I’m a junkie. There, I admitted it.

Codeine is my mistress. Failing that, antihistamines or cough medicine. Any quick fix for the anxiety. I need to stop.

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Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Every day life


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3 responses to “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes.

  1. Astrid

    July 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    This is what Russell Brand wrote about Amy Winehouse and I totally see myself behaving in the way described below:

    “All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but un-ignorable veil. Whether a homeless smack head troubling you for 50p for a cup of tea or a coked-up, pinstriped exec foaming off about his “speedboat” there is a toxic aura that prevents connection. They have about them the air of elsewhere, that they’re looking through you to somewhere else they’d rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief.”

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      August 8, 2011 at 2:56 am

      Thank you for this. I don’t like Russell Brand, but he’s summed it up perfectly. I know I don’t know you in real life, but I wish I could find a way to stop you feeling the way I do.

      • Astrid

        August 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm

        Usually – and sadly – very few things make me cry or truly feel, when I read them. But this compassionate reply of yours brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for making me feel something good. Tears, that are not due to depression or pain, but emotion.


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