I frequently hear that addicts are hooked on drama and intensity. I agree with that idea. But I’ve always associated “drama and intensity” with negative situations. I learned this weekend that isn’t necessarily true. Friday night I attended a dinner to celebrate a friend’s second year of sobriety. Saturday morning I had a breakfast engagement, then another at noon. By 2 pm, I had nothing else planned. And I became depressed about it, isolating in my room the rest of the weekend. I am indeed addicted to drama and intensity, even when it involves healthy interactions with others. Instead of dealing with my depression by talking to someone about it, I hid in my room. The tenets of recovery tell me how to deal with situations like these. But it only works if I actually do them.