I can’t believe I find myself writing about Carrie Fisher again. Especially so long after her death and cremation. Unfortunately so many things seem to come to light once someone is gone. In this case it was heartbreaking and difficult to swallow. as you may have already heard, Carrie’s autopsy and toxicology report became public record. It showed she had a cocktail mix of cocaine, heroine, and ecstasy in her system at the time of her death. This will unfortunately tarnish her work to some people, especially the media who will allow her lifes work advocating for mental illness education and recovery from addiction. It has already begun. Most networks are only reporting on her toxicology report and not really mentioning the work she did while she was alive to bring transparency to mental illness and also recovery from addiction.
Immediately I began hearing several of the slogans tossed around in the 12-step atmosphere.
Like so many others before me, I was drawn to the popular phrase, “One day at a time.”
A short obituary to a lost recovery advocate.
We have lost yet another advocate. This time in the arena of alcoholism. A star of stage and screen, Mary Tyler Moore was mostly famous for her works throughout Hollywood. But to those of us who share a common strain with her all know she was an unexpected advocate for recovery. She then broke stigma when she publicly spoke about her disease.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
There’s no doubt that 2016 will go down as one of the worst years ever for America, and many other places around the world. This year we lost so many prominent faces to addiction, mental illness, and natural causes. People who were forces in their own rightful arenas. We were also either one side or the other from a toxic and dividing political election that pitted friend against friend and relative against relative. I ended up being on the losing side of things unfortunately, in more ways than one.