Photo of a man standing on a railway platform

First, a recap…

The word ‘addiction’ is often considered a dirty word, something that only affects other people. Truth is, I reckon we’re all addicted to something.

The NHS website defines addiction as…

“…not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.”

This is the second in a series I’ve committed to writing, about how addiction impacts my life. It’s part of a new-found commitment to make life decisions based on hope rather than fear, however nerve-wracking this may be. Why am I doing this? To play my part in breaking down stigmas and being more open about the realities of real life.

I was intending to leave this part until last, though feel it’s the right time to publish. So, here goes…

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