“Hate the disease not the addict”. -heard in a Nar-Anon meeting.
Anyone who has lived with or loved an addict knows the all-consuming and unforgiving grip that addiction holds like hands around your neck, suffocating, deathly, and devastating. Anyone who is an addict (or recovering addict) also knows this. Addiction is a state of total control. It is a state of tyranny.
Addiction the authoritarian. Withoutregard for the rules. Without regard for the law. Criminal, robbing us of dignity, soul thieving, murderous.
Addiction the authoritarian. Scapegoating the marginalized, placing blame on others, without responsibility.
Addiction the authoritarian. Fear mongering, divisive, spitting hateful opioid-filled words, inciter of self-loathing and shame.
Addiction the authoritarian. Master of our universe, strong man, ruling by opiate executive order and heroiniron fist.
Addiction the authoritarian. Incessant deceiver, pathological liar, and master manipulator. Spinning silken lies as we nod-out in a web of obliteration.
Addiction the authoritarian…
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