Sunday Edition: Let's Talk About Addiction and 'Demon Copperhead'
A flash bookclub meeting.
The Sunday Edition is Tuesday’s little sister—off-the-cuff updates I’d bring up over a coffee catch-up with a friend.
I’ve spent the better part of the last two years learning and talking about addiction. The process of earning my master’s in mental health and addiction counseling shined a light on my own relationship with alcohol (and ambition) and many of my friends and clients are in recovery. When I applied to my program three years ago, it was with the intention of creating an intervention for the rampant social media addiction I recognized while working in lifestyle media in L.A. I hit the ground running on my thesis, working on an app-based intervention that drew from theories rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but by the end of my first semester, my efforts felt laughably small. I felt like I was creating a band-aid when the root of addiction often goes much, much deeper.
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