Moving On From Addiction
Neil Steinberg: "Being an addict, you're partying every day. Every day's a party. It's Mardi Gras and it's Christmas and it's New Years, and then you're back in ordinary life."
"I was brave. I resisted. I set myself on fire."
"I just love quote from the poem "Stars" by Louise Gluck because, to me, that's what you do. You take your old self, your old person, and you burn it up, and you become this new person. It's scary."
How Relationships Change When You Get Sober
Neil Steinberg: "There’s a Tweet from Ricky Gervais. He says,
"Your friends don't like it when you change, even if it's for the better. A part of them dies,"
...and that's true.
"A lot of people … they want familiarity. They might like the fact you're a drunk.
You have to not care about them. You have to care about yourself."
Compiling Quotes About Sobriety
Neil Steinberg: "To me, [Out of the Wreck I Rise] is something that you read, but you also should keep around. I refer back to it constantly. I've read it 25 times, if not 50, and I wrote it.
We quote from Roger Rosenblatt's Kayak Morning, which is a book about kayaking in the wake of loss and grief.
'When you are completely off balance, so much so that you are certain you will topple over - you bring the paddle down hard on the water’s surface, the way ducks bat their wings. You will feel your kayak right itself. Only by moving in the direction you least trust can you be saved.'
Neil Steinberg: "That's rehab. That's the place you least want to go."
"I happen to have flipped a kayak once, so … I [wrote about] how frightening it is to find yourself upside-down, laced into this thing, holding a paddle underwater and thinking,
'Well, I've got to do something or I'm going to die,'
which is certainly the feeling of rehab."
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