Monday, January 6, 2014

The thing about addiction...

People don't know how to respond to it.  They don't know what to do.  They tip toe around the addict like they have an undiscovered cancer that everyone can see, except the sick person themselves.  They pretend that watching them kill themselves isn't so bad and they don't do anything to help because they are afraid.  They are more afraid of alienating someone, than they are of attending their funeral.  And all of this makes the others, the honest, the most evil people that were for telling the truth.  Because if only one person is telling the truth, then they must be telling a lie.

1 comment:

  1. I think people wrongly assume a type of responsibility for the addict's life that the addict won't themselves. They become afraid that if they tell the truth they will be responsible for that funeral and the truth teller often finds it next to impossible to garner support because the enablers are too stuck in their own fear and feelings.

    I support you and your truth.