alcohol use and abuse

My name is Sophie

From birth, you could tell there was something different about me. I would always cry and never sleep as a baby.  As the years went by, things just got harder and more complicated. Doctors refused to diagnose me with anything. Later in life, I struggled to overcome heroin and alcohol addiction. After a suicide attempt, I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder which changed my life for the best. The medications and therapy finally gave me a taste what it’s like to be happy. I made this video to increase awareness about mental illness.

Dear Brain

I want to be:

The best person to you
A good memory
The trigger for your smile
Your peaceful warrior

I will try my best to not abuse you with:

Worried thoughts
Cocaine
Obsessive compulsions
Ecstasy
Weed
Alcohol
Bad company
Negative situations

In return, you will help me achieve:

Fighting Phantoms

As a young girl, a vivid imagination provided endless hours of adventure. Being an asthmatic, there were many days spent sick or having to remain indoors due to my health. However I don’t recall experiencing boredom or even loneliness, because I could always escape those moments into a world of pretend, playing quite contently, (even when confined to my bed), for literal hours. With one simple act of the will, situations I didn’t care for could be easily abandoned - instead journeying off to faraway places that existed in the unlimited landscape of my mind.

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