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By Brian F. Shaw

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cut loose from addictive components or behaviors and get a clean start

imagine you've an dependancy? This compassionate advisor is helping you determine the matter and paintings in the direction of a fit, practical method of restoration, explaining the most recent scientific and self-help remedies for either adults and youths. This booklet additionally deals tips about decreasing cravings, dealing with your relationships, and staying good for the lengthy run.

notice how to
* establish the explanations for addiction
* select the simplest therapy plan
* deal with slips and relapses
* discover addictions in a enjoyed one
* locate support and help

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Fucked up. Stupefied. Incapacitated. Raging. Seeing double. Shitty. Take the edge off I say. That’s better I say. Loaded I say. Wasted. Looped. Lit. Off my ass. Befuddled. Reeling. Tanked. Punch-drunk. Mean drunk. Maintenance drunk. Sloppy drunk happy drunk weepy drunk blind drunk dead drunk. Serious drinker. Hard drinker. Lush. Drink like a fish. Boozer. Booze hound. Absorb. Rummy. Alkie. Sponge. Sip. Sot. Sop. Then muddled. Then maudlin. Then woozy. Then clouded. What day is it? Do you know me?

It seemed as if she wanted it, that either I was taking her place, or maybe she thought I deserved it. Maybe there was an overload of violence in the universe, a short in a wire that had to spill its electricity, and she was glad, this time, she hadn’t felt it. Maybe there was some arcane connection between her and my father’s hand, his arm let loose and flying, maybe she was in command, making him hit, telling her side of the story—​that I was evil, that I had to be beaten, not just for the crime I had committed, but for the crime of who I was: hungry, trying, in every way, to get through barriers set up for my own good.

Mark started screaming, screaming as loud as he could, nonsensical gibberish. His armor of amateur pornographic Polaroids taken by his father flapped in the wind, caught bits and dots of sun and threw them around in our faces. I’m not going to describe most of what happened next, though it is, I suppose, the dénouement, our climax. We live in a violent culture, it goes without saying. But you don’t need someone interrupting the narrative flow and getting all soapboxy about it. indd 18 12/2/14 10:16 AM G r e g Bottoms  19 head dunked in a toilet until you squirmed and screamed bubbles, or had your teeth cracked in your mouth so that you feel and taste their sandy residue on your tongue, or if you have ever had the explosion of pain—​literally the stars—​that comes when a fist or a stick or a bottle crashes into your nose, bending cartilage, breaking bone, or if you have ever been undressed in a way you do not wish in front of a mocking audience of boys, all rabidly homophobic yet interested in shoving their cocks and balls up toward your face for a laugh, their genitals turned to weapons, or if you have ever been tied up or taped up in a basement by kids bigger than you, laughing kids, or if you have ever had the back of your skull smashed against the ground while tufts of your hair are ripped from your scalp, if you have experienced even one of these things, then you already know about the distance and distortion of most of the violence we see, which we can watch in our recliners.

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