Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Recovery Talk

Veronica has issues with recovery talk. It is, as she says, all well and good that people head into church basements, drink coffee and quit killing themselves with chemicals. But the haze of goodness and self-realization that surrounds it? Not so much.

“In my book if giving up my substances means I am going to turn into a navel-gazing, self-satisfied clown like the [expletive] I see in your meetings, then you what? — pass the joint, shake me a margarita, and kiss my” — well, you get the picture.

David Carr: Wrestling With Recovery Is No Fairy Tale.
The New York Times, 29 June 2011

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