Beware of Feeding Sharks

Louisa Leontiades Addiction, Vile Depths

Addiction might be called a curse, but that’s only one way to look at it. Alcohol addiction used to be a way of tapping into a power I didn’t have, a release of pain I had trapped inside me.

Could You Stop Drinking In An Alcoholic World?

Louisa Leontiades Addiction, Vile Depths

They say if you can’t imagine going to a party on a Friday night without alcohol to socially lubricate your interactions then you have a dependency on alcohol. But if I am to give myself any label at all nowadays, I would say I am a mild alcoholic. But ‘mild alcoholism’ is still alcoholism.

Quelling Anxiety with the Oblivion of Alcohol

Louisa Leontiades Addiction, Anxiety, Vile Depths

I rarely travelled further then a 2 kilometre radius and more often than not, I brought the party back home (10 people partying in a 13 squared metres apartment, that’s no mean feat).

Why? Because I knew that the closer I was to my bed, the easier it would be to pass out safely.

High Functioning Alcoholic

Louisa Leontiades Addiction, Vile Depths

But here it is from the horse’s mouth. Being an alcoholic is frequently exhilarating. Sometimes dangerous. And always an adventure. Sure, it is also a nightmare. You are spurned and adored in equal measure. People know that you can be counted on to create party, drama and a spectacle (albeit sometimes at the expense of yourself), whilst also providing the fodder for endless gossip. It can kill relationships and in the worst cases, damage innocent bystanders. Thus in no way do I advocate it. But my journey through alcoholism allowed me to uncover who I really was. And that has ironically saved my life.

What Whitney Really Wanted…

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At 48 years old Whitney Houston, the owner of a very fine voice, was found dead in a hotel in Beverley Hills. The world tweeted their condolences and then the jokes started coming. …Whitney Houston, to star in her new film ‘The Bodybag’ … Houston, we no longer have a problem. …Whitney Houston won an impressive 6 Grammys in 14 …