The first paragraph is breathtakingly good. I enjoyed There There, the book this was adapted from.
Addiction is such a deep and scary and personal topic for me. This is haunting.
Also, strangely enough, I recently heard about someone stepping on a mouse in a work setting and HR had to get involved because others were freaked. Not saying I support killing animals, but it’s all just very strange when the natural world accidentally infiltrates the conference room. We’re all humans, but at work we’re only supposed to be partially human.