Whilst the content of a recent interview with “recovering” cocaine addict Aaron Sorkin is no doubt well intentioned, as being an admission, rather than a denial of the problems which this renowned author and playwright has faced as a result of his cocaine use over the years, there are aspects of it which are quite frankly disturbing.
People who place reliance for their income and social prestige upon being in the spotlight and have a public following, together with those who create the publicity, do to some extent have a responsibility to the general public, and particularly towards children, to take care in what they say about the things they do, their opinions and beliefs.
Quote: “The hardest thing I do every day is not take cocaine”.
“You don’t get cured of addiction – you’re just in remission.”
“I’ll have credibility with her when it comes to drugs. I won’t be some old guy who doesn’t know how to have fun”.
The article mentions the “battle with drug addiction”, the “trips to rehab” and the “inevitable relapses”
The impression given is that of a somewhat jocular response to a pattern of behavior which is at best self-destructive and can cause problems for people closest. There would appear to be an almost total abandonment of personal responsibility and a resigned “acceptance” that drug use is something consistent with having “fun”, something that you can do for “kicks” and get away with if you can, that only fools get caught, and that it is really not your fault if you keep going into rehab and having remissions, because addiction cannot be cured.
True enough, addiction cannot be cured by traditional detox and rehab methods.
Addiction is only a symptom of an underlying condition – emotional tension and stress – which involves the mind, body and spirit. You do not cure the “spots” which appear as symptoms when a person has measles or chicken pox. You help the body to heal itself of the underlying disorder, and the spots then disappear.
What can be helped, by holistic methods where addiction is concerned are the many ways that people try and fail to deal effectively with their emotions.
When a person has dealt with and resolved their emotional problems and issues they don’t find it hard every day to do without drugs of addiction. They don’t have the stress or the tension – there is no desire to use.
You will not be “cured” of your addiction, and you will remain in remission if you don’t tackle the emotional issues involved when you choose to use drugs of addiction.
Relapses are not inevitable when you use detox and rehab methods which are based on holistic principles. Use holistic treatments which are 100% drug free and holistic methods which can help you to sort out your emotions and become healthy.
People who are exceptionally artistic, creative, who channel their energy into a single field will often neglect other aspects of their lives in favor of this outlet. Drug use often serves to create a balance and distraction, a form of relaxation which no other relationship can provide.
Dealing with the addiction can often mean, for famous people, questioning their reasons, their need and their drive to achieve in a particular area of life at the expense of any other. Famous people should take care not impose their opinions as fact and make it appear to the public in general that addiction cannot be resolved.