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Slipper-like supermarket sneakers are popular here. Thick socks; overlarge hoodies and sweatshirts. On the whole, the Relapse Prevention Group on a Tuesday afternoon is not the place for couture. Comfort is in fashion on this catwalk. I’m sure if Primark sported a full-body cotton-wool onesie, recovering addicts would queue round the corner.
Everyone takes their seat, and sort of hugs themselves up. For the boys, hands disappear into overlong sleeves. For the girls, knees disappear up the front of big baggy jumpers. Lips are chewed. Fringes are deployed.
You could probably measure recovery here by number of layers. Two duvets down to one. Giant cardigan, to large cardigan; and eventually to one that fits.
An addict develops an armour-like coating. He lies to the people he loves. He lies to himself. He does it consistently, and professionally. A full-blown functioning addict could become guest lecturer at the Mossad school of deception. He could…
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