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Appetite for Addiction

May 24, 2018



Appetite for Addiction

Appetite for Addiction

Author, endurance athlete, wellness advocate, and recovering alcoholic/addict Spencer Newell calls being drunk a “comfortable place.” Drinking was once an essential part of his day even though he knew that it was killing him and that his lifestyle—wild parties, strong drinks, and heavy drugs—was unmanageable. Something was going to break, and Spencer assumed that something was going to be him.

Luckily, he wasn’t alone. For every friend who offered him alcohol and drugs, there was another who convinced him to get up and go running. And in the end, it was running that helped save him.

Endurance sports was Spencer’s first love, and one of the worst things addiction did to him was sabotage his athleticism and the joy he had once received from training and racing. Eventually, Spencer reclaimed that joy, and now he is sharing his story to encourage others to remember what makes them truly happy—because it isn’t drink or drugs.

In Appetite for Addiction, Spencer touches on everything that contributed to his own dependency: a carefully cultivated party-animal persona, suicidal depression, and toxic relationships. But he also shows how honoring his true passion is what allowed him to recover—and he hopes others will follow in his footsteps.

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