QUITTING TIME ONLY COMES TO THE LIVING –
March 12, 2021 – I was partying a lot and it was the ecstasy era and it was late Eighties, early Nineties – summer of love.
“Everybody hugging each other, and stroking each other, and telling everybody that they loved them. So I remember that as being a really crazy, fun time.”
However, Davina was rocked when a friend told her “everybody talks about you” and insisted they couldn’t be friends anymore.
She added: “That was like a dagger, I thought, ‘Oh my god, I am the topic of discussion at dinner parties.’
“Up until that point, I was like, ‘I’m not an addict. I can just give up one drug, heroin, and keep taking the others.’ But I took one line of coke and I was up for 24 hours.
“I couldn’t take half an E, I had to take five. Suddenly, everything started doing a Tetris and was falling into place, I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’m an addict.’ “
And Davina recalled the moment she went to a meeting and was stunned when she recognised people from her past.
She said: “I sat at the back and thought, ‘Oh god, oh god.’ And then at the end the guy went, ‘We’ve got 10 minutes for newcomers or people who find it hard to share.’