Why Halloween Used to Be My Favorite Holiday
As a recovering drug addict and alcoholic, Halloween was often like the “Superbowl” for my addiction. What better excuse to dress up like a fool, crash college parties, and slurp down orange jello shots all night? Halloween, on a college campus, is a well-known night for wild partying and is even expected in some places. While for a non-alcoholic, this may be acceptable for a young adult, my love for Halloween went beyond candy, costumes, and alcohol; crossing the line from wild fun into a desperate attempt to escape my own dark reality.