The way tumblr talks about how alcoholics and smokers being that way because illnesses/class/race/insert thing here, makes me really uncomfortable. I'm a recovering alcoholic and it's definitely because my depression/social anxiety that I started to drink. But all this "uwu it's ableist to call someone out on it", just no. Please call me out on it, because my drinking habits were not okay and depression is no reason to excuse it. I don't want encouragement, I want to quit for my own sake.
Exactly. Mental illness and other issues might explain the root of somebody’s addiction, but that doesn’t mean that their habit should be condoned. Acknowledging the roots of addiction should be a single step in the journey towards recovery.
And let’s be honest, a lot of addicts are “privileged” and can’t use certain statuses as an excuse.