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Russell Brand .. for Amy

Jul 25, 2011 - 2 comments

I have just read the tribute that Russell Brand has written to Amy Winehouse.... I have copied a part of addict talking about addiction

"""" ...I was myself at that time barely out of rehab and was thirstily seeking less complicated women so I barely reflected on the now glaringly obvious fact that Winehouse and I shared an affliction, the disease of addiction. 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. """"

He is so right.

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by lifewithoutcoke, Jul 25, 2011
Wow. He is so spot on with this. I read this article yesterday as well. So true. So sad, but I think this is one very honest way to describe what we are.

Not. Present.

Thanks for posting.

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by irisc59, Aug 02, 2012
I am not an addict but i have family that is & I worry about them.

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