I agree that it’s better to smoke than drink, but I really believe I could have gotten through that day (and even worse ones) without either. If I was doing it over, I would have called a friend, or gone to sleep, or maybe even just have punched a pillow for an hour. I just think there were other options available to me than “smoke or drink.”

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