Reasoning with Madness
"This is a barbaric yawp, and it will be sounded over the roofs of the world."
If you've known or been an addict in any regard, Alternet has reported on some very profound information. The way we address addiction in America really needs a new approach. I'm willing to bet that virtually all of us know someone who needs help with some form of addiction and the first step is knowing where it comes from.
"When we look at addicts, if we are honest – and I feel it too, even though I have loved many addicts in my life – it’s hard to keep out voices of moral judgement. We look at somebody who is chronically using alcohol or drugs, and we say with a shake of the head: “Well, I wouldn’t do that.” By the end of my journey, I had realized that makes as much sense as looking at somebody who has had their legs amputated after a car crash and saying: “Cutting off your legs is weird. I would never do that.” Addicts have been in car crashes of the soul. This also means addicts have to think about themselves differently."
Who Am I?
I am Ahab.