When you’ve lived in all of the above, you might be tempted to think about your health, your health-related concerns, and your future. Unfortunately, this attitude doesn’t only apply to people who have been diagnosed as having a mental illness. It’s also applicable to anyone who has been diagnosed with an addictive disorder.
It’s a bit unsettling, but so far the trend in the industry seems to be toward a more realistic approach. I have, for instance, come to the conclusion that I should probably stop telling people how healthy I am. Ive never been healthy, its hard to tell someone how healthy theyve been.
To be fair, this is a little too cynical to be called a trend. The industry itself is still very much a mystery. People with addictions come in all shapes and sizes, and though they all tend to have similar addictions to alcohol, drugs, porn, gambling, and gambling in general, each one is very different in its own right.
When you think of the things you think of as healthy, you tend to think of things like exercise, yoga, eating well, and good sleep. You don’t think of running around like a chicken with its head cut off or sleeping for a week straight. And no, we’re not all obsessed with those things. The majority of the people we know that have a healthy lifestyle are not addicted to any of those things.
A lot of the things we talk about as healthy are actually bad things. For example, most of the people we know that smoke (and more generally, a lot of people we know) do so because they are trying to quit smoking. And the same goes for alcohol. Most people that drink tend to be drinking to cope. The only people that drink to get drunk are the people that also smoke.
We’ve come to call it “alcoholic” drinking because it is the same thing: the people who drink to get drunk tend to also smoke.
I was recently at a conference where the speaker was a guy who was from a different generation than I am. He was talking about alcoholism and said that his father had a drinking problem, but he didn’t have any problems drinking, so his parents didn’t know any better. When I asked him why he was drinking it wasn’t just to smoke, but also to cope with all the pressures of being a young adult.
I just watched a video in which the speaker, a guy from another generation back then, gave a very detailed, very detailed explanation of why he did it. He said that he was not drinking alcohol, which I understand from the video, but he said it means that he was not drinking any more than he was.
I think we see Adam Plotkin as the best example that we can of a human being who chooses to drink because he needs to, rather than because he is driven by some sort of self-obsessed need for more booze or an inability to find enough. This is not to say that there aren’t other people who choose to drink because they are unable to find enough, but this is a pretty clear case of that.
The main purpose of this video is to show the human being that the drink in question is a beverage and not something else. For instance, I used to drink the beverage because I wanted to, but my parents used to drink it because it helped them to be less drunk. This is not a case where we will have to drink because it was not a luxury, but a necessity.