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"From the Ted Talk by Michael Botticelli: Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one"

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Twenty-eight years ago, I was a broken man. And you probably wouldn't be able to tell that if you met me. I had a good job at a well-respected academic ittiisnoutn. I dressed well, of course. But my insides were rotting away. You see, I grew up in a family riddled with addoticin, and as a kid, I also struggled with coinmg to terms with my own sexuality. And even though I couldn't name it then, growing up as a gay kid just compounded my issues of iltooiasn and insecurities. But drinking took all of that away.

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Twenty-eight years ago, I was a broken man. And you probably wouldn't be able to tell that if you met me. I had a good job at a well-respected academic ___________. I dressed well, of course. But my insides were rotting away. You see, I grew up in a family riddled with _________, and as a kid, I also struggled with ______ to terms with my own sexuality. And even though I couldn't name it then, growing up as a gay kid just compounded my issues of _________ and insecurities. But drinking took all of that away.

Solution

  1. addiction
  2. coming
  3. institution
  4. isolation

Original Text

Twenty-eight years ago, I was a broken man. And you probably wouldn't be able to tell that if you met me. I had a good job at a well-respected academic institution. I dressed well, of course. But my insides were rotting away. You see, I grew up in a family riddled with addiction, and as a kid, I also struggled with coming to terms with my own sexuality. And even though I couldn't name it then, growing up as a gay kid just compounded my issues of isolation and insecurities. But drinking took all of that away.

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Important Words

  1. academic
  2. addiction
  3. broken
  4. coming
  5. compounded
  6. dressed
  7. drinking
  8. family
  9. gay
  10. good
  11. grew
  12. growing
  13. insecurities
  14. insides
  15. institution
  16. isolation
  17. issues
  18. job
  19. kid
  20. man
  21. met
  22. riddled
  23. rotting
  24. sexuality
  25. struggled
  26. terms
  27. years