Sunday, November 16, 2008

Addiction is Unresolved Grief?

I was watching Kelsey Grammer last night being interviewed on the talk show Huckabee. I've always liked Kelsey Grammer and the host asked him about his past. Kelsey Grammer's sister was murdered and his father committed suicide. He said that his sister's death was the worst to deal with for him because it was so senseless and violent. He became addicted to alcohol and drugs.

He said a wise person told him years ago that addiction was unresolved grief. He also said that in his opinion God was the only thing that could lift the grief. I had taped the segment and I went back and watched it again.

I tend to believe what Kelsey Grammer said---that God is the only one who can lift our grief for good.


At November 16, 2008 at 1:06 PM , Blogger rasama said...

unresolved grief = many troubles be it addiction, sickness, depression... again i am thankful for your blog - i'd like to add it on my addictshun|addictions blog so those who travel through can find your guide to quitting.

At November 18, 2008 at 8:03 AM , Blogger faceupaddict said...

Thank you for sharing. I believe the first step to recovery is to be honest with your self and others. I have found that the sharing of personal trials and tribulations has a therapeutic effect. Check out my blog at:

At November 18, 2008 at 12:20 PM , Anonymous Linda said...

thank you. I will look at your blog too today. Hearing from people having had gone through experiences is a good learning tool. You have a lot to share too.

At November 18, 2008 at 12:38 PM , Anonymous Linda said...

I'm having a problem leaving comments today, they're copying. I apologize to both of you...I need to figure this out!

At November 19, 2008 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous Diane said...

A note re the Kelsey Grammer interview. Tragically, his father was also murdered. To make sure I had heard correctly, I Googled and thought you might be interested in this excerpt -

Father: Allen Grammer
Divorced Sally Grammer c. 1957; Grammer did not see his father for 15 years; met only twice before father's 1968 murder; was murdered on the front lawn of his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands

At November 22, 2008 at 9:06 AM , Anonymous Linda said...

@Diane - thank you Diane, I heard he was murdered AND I heard he'd committed suicide. Thank you for clearing it up.

At November 8, 2009 at 12:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about an Addiction to Adversity?
I think that I am Addicted to Difficulty and Adversity..I feel most uneasy and restless an useless when my life is going well. I walk away from or feel no value for things that I wanted after I have them. When I have built a comfortable,secure life or position in my life ,I have feelings uneasy and useless without purpose. I feel only a desire a need to knock everything in my life down and start over.
Even in my relationships . Ounce Boy gets Girl...what then??? I no longer have any lasting feelings.
In is the game I enjoy more than the winning or losing. It seems to be the challenge of surviving more than surviving that I brings meaning to my existence. Ia I not Addicted to Adversity.....?

At November 8, 2009 at 2:12 PM , Anonymous rasama said...

Anonymous said..."addicted to adversity" and I agree that what you write displays addictive feelings and behaviors.. adversity is certainly not what you like for you are not feeling fulfilled. i wonder what you feel about yourself? at what point did you become so numb? What are you looking for? read some stuff from here... you may find some things that help you understand yourself better. When one knows their life view, their reasonings then its easier to find how to put the puzzle together on enjoying life without those tendencies... i wish you peace... rasama

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