Storied Addicts
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Storied Addicts

Learning From My Many Alcohol Relapses — In Dreams

The burden of sobriety brings with it recurrent dreams, where the unconscious keeps wanting to drink and use.

Mentally giving in while unconscious

I seem unable to quit drinking for more than several months at a time— in my imagination, while asleep. This…



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

Works full-time as a technical writer. MFA in Creative Writing. Blogs about movies, mental health, relationships, and other topics. Plays piano as a passion.