Simple Pleasures There came a time in my life when I thought all hope was lost. My life it seamed, was upside down. Drinking was not an option. My father wrestled with alcoholism for years as I grew up, so it seemed important to me, not to start down that road. Being "addicted" does not stop with outside influences, they are simply easier to explain than the thoughts in ones own head. I, was addicted to feeling depressed. The mere thought of happiness shook my world.