Rob Delaney on Addictions

Rob who got sober 11 yrs ago at age 25, wrote this after the death of Cory Monteith, RIP.

I love the power in this post!

“I’m only writing this because I sensed a fatalism in some of the replies I received from people, suggesting they believe that some folks are destined to OD and die. Fuck that. Fuck you if you think that. Addiction is a brutal, cunning, shapeshifting enemy, but I’ve seen people from every walk of life kick it in the fucking mouth. But if you want to beat it, you must ACKNOWLEDGE ITS STRENGTH and work out in your basement every day, including weekends and holidays, and then when you encounter it on a country road or a city street corner or a weekend barbecue or a subway platform, beat its fucking skull in before it gets the chance to do the same to you. Because it will, because that’s its job.

Booze and drugs are elemental; they don’t care about the alcoholic/addict. They don’t love her, they don’t hate her. But they’ll kill her dead if she doesn’t stand arm in arm with her brothers and sisters and GET HIP to the skill set that will allow her to continue to draw breath in a world where booze and drugs exist, just like firetrucks and cliffs and other things that will kill you without even noticing.

So when someone ODs or kills themselves or crashes a car and dies due to their alcohol/drug use, I don’t say “C’est la vie…,” I say “Fuck that shit,” and I circle the wagons with my other survivor friends and we go over the battle plans a FIVE-HUNDREDTH time, figure out where our dead friend that we love and mourn deviated, and we prepare to greet the coming day in a manner that will give something other than our addictions a fair shot at killing us.”

You can read the entire post at Rob Delaney‘s tumbler page.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. I love that too, Maggie.

    “Fuck that shit and circle the wagons.”

    That’s what I remember from his post.

    Hey, did you ever see Michele’s awesome post inspired by Rob’s? I reblogged it here:
    http://runningonsober.com/2013/07/19/heres-the-thing-reblog/

    If you liked Rob’s, you’ll like hers too!

    Great post! -c

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    1. Hi Christy! Yeah, I remember her post, awesome! I was just thinking about this because you know sometimes it just comes out of nowhere. Like nothing is wrong, life is grand, oh and BTW, wouldn’t a drink be nice right now!- shoot! I am ready to beat its head in! Lol! Love it!

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      1. I feel ya. I wish I didn’t, lol, but damn I feel ya. I don’t know where that stupid voice comes from, but it’s a persistent wench. 🙂

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