Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jeff talking about addiction

It is interesting that the interviewer didn't ask any further questions about this topic.....

You have been open about anxiety and your addiction to painkillers. Is there a downside to being so up-front?
......I find it strange that people are more uncomfortable talking about mental-health issues than they are addiction. I think it’s a control thing. It’s more appealing and romantic if people destroy themselves. But mental illness just happens to you. People avoid topics that remind them how random and ambiguous things are. Whether it’s true or not, people have the belief that the addict can just stop. It’s perceived as something they’re doing to themselves. Obviously it’s a complex issue. There’s some truth to that, but there are a lot of misunderstood qualities about that notion.

*I* certainly want to hear more!!!