"For me, smoking was a saviour."
Perry knew what it meant to be caught in the riptide of the disease.
"The best thing about me, bar none, is that if somebody comes to me and says, ‘I can’t stop drinking, can you help me?’ I can say ‘yes’ and follow up and do it."
“Taking drugs is one thing, but does it start taking you?” he wondered to Apple Music's Zane Lowe.
"I started sending money home instead of visiting and avoided her phone calls; when I said 'I love you' it felt like a lie."
"If I was being honest with myself, I knew the ugliness of my relationship."
“It’s been worth every second,” she said of her sobriety. “I just don’t know what it would take for me to give it up. I’m stable. I’m calmer.”
"Why did it take over 25 trips to the ER and countless near-death experiences to find this help?"
"I wished I’d been able to put that money towards a deposit on a flat or gone on the once-in-a-lifetime American road trip that’s been on my bucket list since I was 18."