Addiction often doesn’t look the way most people think. Many addicts don’t take drugs every day or even every weekend. The key is that when they do take drugs they find it hard to control themselves, taking more, and spending (much) more, than they originally intended. And then, there are the unintended though predictable consequences, like the hangover on Monday and the sick days taken off from work.

A 28-year-old, successful magazine writer and high-functioning drug user living in London takes a closer look at her/his habits and those of most of her/his successful twentysomething friends.

I feel as though I’ve never been so happy, so lucky, so brilliant. I am the very best version of myself. I have a deep sense of compassion for every person in the room. I can reveal any part of myself, say anything, no matter how personal or banal. -Anonymous twentysomething

 

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