Picks and Pans Review: Rough Road to Recovery
WHAT WERE YOU ON AT THE TIME?
I was smoking pot. I justified it by feeling it wasn't hard drugs.
HOW DID YOU STOP?
I came clean to my dad. It was super-embarrassing. And for the first time, I got myself into a treatment center.
WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT?
I take bipolar medication. It's made a real difference. I've been sober for two years, and I'm engaged to be married.
WHY WRITE THE NEW BOOK?
Recovery is portrayed as going to rehab and being cured. It isn't. I wanted to write about getting better slowly, which is how it is for a lot of people. My advice to other addicts: Hold on. If I could pick myself up, anyone can.