Ruby talks to As Needed For Pain author Dan Peres about holding down his high-profile media career in the grips of his opioid addiction, his attempts to get clean, and what it took to finally kick his 60-pill per day habit.
In this episode, we also discuss:
Why Dan waited until he had 10 years of sobriety before writing his memoir.
-The insidious nature of opioid addiction.
-Why he found pills despite working in an industry that is awash with booze and cocaine.
-How he kept his addiction hidden from his colleagues, family, and friends.
-Career status as part of an addiction to validation.
-Wanting to be special vs. wanting to be normal.
-Fear of withdrawal and the physical addiction to opioids.
-The cornerstones of his sobriety today.
-The advent of the opioids crisis.
-His attempt to score heroin – and how his story may have turned out differently if he had.
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