Trinny Woodall: cocaine addiction is a disease

Trinny Woodall: my cocaine addiction is a disease - Telegraph: "... It was not until she was 26 that she began to rebuild her life, she said, arguing that she had been a “sick person” who needed to get well rather than a “bad person” who needed to become good. She went on: “I have people today who say to me, ‘You are quite successful, you have made something of your life, why do you still need to go [to addiction meetings]?’ “To me, it is like a diabetic with insulin. If that diabetic stops taking insulin, they will die, and I believe that if I don’t follow the 12-step programme I will regress, and that could eventually be the death of me.”" (read more at the link above)

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Drug Addiction, Anonymous People, There is a Solution

‘Anonymous People’ tackle drug addiction | Sandusky Register: "....The recently released documentary shares personal stories of various people — celebrities, athletes, corporate executives and many others— in hopes of encouraging and inspiring others confronting addictions and getting sober...“This film will help illuminate the way that people can live a more productive, industrious, selffulfilling life and be happy, joyous in free,” Supina said. “We need to stand up and let people know there is a solution to alcohol and drug addictions.”Supina said...." (read more at link above)

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Kevin Kennedy, Addiction, Alcoholism, Recovery

Kevin Kennedy feared he would die from addiction | The List: "...The 'Corrie' legend "sank into oblivion" and thought he would never work again but said the soap's bosses saved his life. His alcoholism led to the breakdown of his marriage to his first wife Dawn, then his second wife Clare left him. The actor admits he used to drink vodka before shooting the soap and drank more by 4pm. At its worst, he once woke up in New York unaware that he had flown there from Manchester. Kevin - who tells of the experience in his upcoming autobiography, 'The Street To Recovery' - started to attend regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. After a break from acting, he launched a career as a musician and released an album, 'Bulldog Nation', in 2000. He later returned to Weatherfield but left again three years later. The actor has now been clean for 15 years and managed to win back wife Clare...." (read more at link above)

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What Makes You Happy?

It certainly isn't alcohol (read below). On the other hand, Bill Wilson wrote that if you don't find joy in your sobriety, you won't stay sober --

Grant Study Reveals What Makes Us Happy - Business Insider: " . . . The project, which began in 1938, has followed 268 Harvard undergraduate men for 75 years, measuring an astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits—from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships . . . in an effort to determine what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing. Recently, George Vaillant, who directed the study for more than three decades, published Triumphs of Experience, a summation of the insights the study has yielded. Among them: “Alcoholism is a disorder of great destructive power.” Alcoholism was the main cause of divorce between the Grant Study men and their wives; it was strongly correlated with neurosis and depression (which tended to follow alcohol abuse, rather than precede it); and—together with associated cigarette smoking—it was the single greatest contributor to their early morbidity and death. Above a certain level, intelligence doesn’t matter. . . ." (read more at link above)

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