"The morning before I got sober,
my breakfast consisted of nearly a bottle of red wine and a few thick lines of cocaine. I got dressed, checked my teeth for lipstick and my nose for stray coke, put my laptop in its case and picked up the paper on the way out to work at my law firm. I felt sick, afraid and completely alone. I know now that I was wrong about the alone part."
"I WAS PREDISPOSED TO ADDICTION
but the law firm environment played a role. A big piece of addiction as I understand it is genetic, and it ran in my family. I was also an overachiever with a then-undiagnosed depressive disorder. Combining that with a big law life was a dangerous mix."