Double Or Nothing: The Two Diseases That Want Me Dead


By Christopher Dale

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My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.

I have two diseases that want me dead.

One is addiction, a progressive, incurable and potentially fatal disease that presents as a physical compulsion and mental obsession. I am addicted to alcohol and, as an alcoholic, can never successfully drink again.

There is no cure, only ways of arresting the vicious cycle of binge, remorse and repeat that leads to ever-deeper bottoms. My alcoholism took me not only to unemployment but unemployability; not only selfishness but…click here to continue reading