I am certainly nobody to talk about the language of addiction.
Mainly because I have no real basis for it. I have never struggled with it – or been close to someone who struggled with it.
I thought enough about this quote to write it down for later, but I simply have nothing to add.
Whether it’s bad choices or uncontrollable addiction, please get help if you need it.
I’m extremely skeptical of the “language of addiction.” I never saw heroin or cocaine as “my illness.” I saw them as some very bad choices that I walked knowingly into. I fucked myself—and, eventually, had to work hard to get myself un-fucked. And I’m not going to tell you here how to live your life. I’m just saying, I guess, that I got very lucky. And luck is not a business model.
-Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw