I’m an addict.

I used to say this phrase nearly every day.

Little did I know that I was building a terrible identity,

let me explain…

Ask yourself, when you say the word “addict”

What do you think about?

For me, that word evokes negative imagery.

Visions of people picking at their skin, homelessness and destruction

Don’t get me wrong. Many people go through stuff like this, hell I did.


Why would I refer to myself this way sober?

You don’t see someone who’s gone on a weight-loss journey calling themselves a fatty…

So why do we use the word addict when people have completely changed their behaviour and are now sober?

Now I know the argument is that saying I’m an addict is about acceptance.

But surely we can take responsibility without reinforcing a negative identity.

Change the way you speak to yourself and you will be amazed at what changes around you like magic.

Do you agree? I would love to hear back from you with your thoughts.


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