No Custom Orders!

by The Discovering Alcoholic on February 8, 2008

Even after years of sobriety and recovery many addicts and alcoholics fall off the wagon. Oblivious to misery and heartbreak of years past, suddenly taking up the bottle or the needle seems a good idea once again. Only an acute mental illness could suddenly erase the memories of broken homes, marriages, and lives and somehow make one think that this time it will be different… as if placing a “custom” order. It reminds me of this Subway commercial, just imagine the woman ordering a martini or Oxycontin instead of a cheeseburger combo. .

I would like to say if a bartender or drug dealer responded in the same fashion that this would prevent relapse, but to be truthful I think that a relapse happens long before the first drink or pill. It really doesn’t matter what you say to a person because at this point they are only listening to their illness.

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