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10 Crazy Examples of Denial In My Addiction

1) Despite drinking 21 hours a day that I could not be an alcoholic as I had never been filmed on reality TV attacking the police. Specifically I had to be filmed in Newcastle, a hard drinking town in the north of England. My drinking was obviously fine as I had never been there.

2) That waking up from a self-administered Rohypnol and alcohol induced blackout in the middle of having sex with someone I definitely did not want to f**k was just “one of those things that happens when you’re having fun.”

3) That it was normal to be so tanked up on alcohol that you couldn’t actually remember whether you’d had sex with someone or not.

4) That everyone in England collapsed on the floor of nightclub toilets, had to be carried out by the entire bar staff, went into convulsions and then almost caused a car crash by kicking the person in the head who was taking them home. This I said to my relatives in Jamaica was a “cultural difference” they didn’t understand.

5) That the best response to thinking I was having a cocaine induced heart attack while driving in Jamaica was to take more cocaine and drive on. Cocaine rehab treatment?…didn’t even cross my mind

6) That my drug dealer in England (who I had heard had beaten up several of his girlfriends) was not only of impeccable moral character but also my “best friend” as he gave me free cocaine. Me, go to a cocaine rehab treatment center, no thank you.

7) After practically moving him into my house and doing cocaine with him 20 hours a day when he wanted to date me I said “I couldn’t possibly date a drug dealer as I might get addicted to drugs.” He needed to go to cocaine rehab treatment not me.

8) That being seduced by a female teenage stripper in Jamaica, who’d killed a girl the week before, and then stole my car was just one of those “funny things that happen when you’re doing drugs.”

9) That although I had made a hole in my nose so huge by snorting cocaine that every time I breathed it whistled like a kettle when it was boiling, I did not have a major drug problem.

10) That after projectile vomiting having drunk car engine cleaning fluid while high on cocaine it was normal to attend several parties, rather than hospital, doing sign language as I couldn’t speak. I did not perceive myself as an addict but rather a party girl and socialite who’d been to too many parties.

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