Originally Posted by Buckley3
I'd add that - at least in my own experience of being an alcoholic - often the line between living as a "white collar" vs "skid row" is much thinner than one may think. I believe that may have been the tone of the reference. I think alcoholics - especially while in the grip of it - may be more susceptible to the illusion & bs of such hierarchies & judgement than others - especially given the self-centered trait so many of us have.
Thanks Buck - this was my intention - and certainly if the term "skid row" offends, I didn't mean it that way.
What I meant is just the last stage of alcohol abuse. Where it all is forsaken and lost. I don't think that money or race or sex or anything separates us with addictions. Yes, sure I suppose the people who can afford fancy rehabs or who have supportive family members have safer nets around them should they fall. But even that I'm not so sure about. Too many examples of lives wasted on all ends of the socio-economic spectrum.
And in that sense, the mantra I keep close to my heart stays the same -
no one is coming to save me.