Storied Addicts
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Storied Addicts

7 Scenes Of A Spiraling Journey Through Alcoholism

A brutally honest look at my alcoholism, spread across several years.

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The following events from my life are out of chronological order, for artistic effect. Their true order in this sequence is indicated by each section’s number. This may give readers a sense for the non-linearity of alcoholism, and life in general.

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This publication focuses on stories about alcohol, drug, and other debilitating addictions, cherishing honesty and courage from its writers. Stories from addicts about other subjects, such as co-occurring mental health issues are also welcome.

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James Gordon

James Gordon

MFA in Creative Writing. Enjoys music, writing, and spending time with his wife and son. Writes about mental health, movies, and other topics.

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