Podcast and Video
I once believed it was the bad shit that happened to me that made me a drunk – that turned out to be nonsense. I then decided that my Irish culture was to blame, and that I’d been brainwashed into becoming a pisshead – this too turned out to be false. The lowest point came with the idea that my addiction was due to a sickness, and that there was something fundamentally wrong with me – thankfully that also turned out to be wrong. The cause of my addiction was my beliefs about reality, and the crazy notion that I somehow needed to be protected from it. It is this misunderstanding that was the real root of all my problems.
I discuss this topic in the video below – you can also scroll further down for the audio podcast edition