Welcome back to the Dysfunctional Playhouse, and today I guess we’ll take a few minutes to discuss this untimely death.
I do not idolize actors or sports stars. Those days of wide-eyed innocence are long past. This blog post is about human beings and not stars.
I am an alcoholic and I move about at times in the world of addiction. I regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and have quite a few friends who are addicts and alcoholics. Rarely does a month go by that I don’t lose a friend to addiction. Relapse is a reality that I am quite familiar with, as is the death of friends.
I have no words of wisdom about the death of Hoffman. I see it far too often and I still have no deep insights into addiction. It is a killing disease, whether your drug of choice is heroin, alcohol, cocaine or whatever else alters reality. Addicts know the risks of continual use; they are fully aware that they might die….and still they use, as I did at one time.
I do not mourn the loss of Hoffman any more or less than I mourn the loss of my friends each month….it is a senseless waste that will forever beg the question…..why?