This is a very compelling narrative from someone who detoxed and just finished rehab and is trying to get themselves clear. We all know somebody who’s been there even if we haven’t exactly been there ourselves.
I find the end of it particularly poignant–I feel this is true not only of this process but of things like Buddhist practice.
You put on your oxygen mask first. You do what you can in the world, but you’ve got to save yourself first. It won’t take long until I can help others, you think. You take it one day at a time.