July 25, 2011
All addicts, regardless of the substance or their social status share a consistent and obvious symptom; they’re not quite present when you talk to them. They communicate to you through a barely discernible but un-ignorable veil. Whether a homeless smack head troubling you for 50p for a cup of tea or a coked-up, pinstriped exec foaming off about his “speedboat” there is a toxic aura that prevents connection. They have about them the air of elsewhere, that they’re looking through you to somewhere else they’d rather be. And of course they are. The priority of any addict is to anaesthetise the pain of living to ease the passage of the day with some purchased relief.

Russell Brand, For Amy, July 2011.

Never would have I thought linking to anything Russel Brand, but his words were so thoroughly honest in talking about such a devastation affliction.

Read also, Amy Winehouse and the Pain of Addiction, for the TIME. Via.

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