My Lost Decade: A Story of Addiction and Recovery

Article from talkspace by Eric Taylor

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"I was able to hold down a job. I went into an office one day a month, and all my other work was from home, mostly on conference calls. I drank during these calls, and sometimes I’d black out. I’d come to hours later and have to reach out to my teammates over instant messenger, casually asking how they thought the call went, and wondering if I had any tasks that came out of the call. I rationalized that, if I could get away with drinking and blacking out on calls, then the issue was with my employer. I didn’t have a problem, they did," recounts Eric Taylor. 

This is Eric Taylor's story of addiction, and how he managed recovery.