“Sixty percent of all human communication is nonverbal, body language. Thirty percent is your tone. So that means that ninety percent of what you’re saying ain’t coming out of your mouth.”—Alex “Hitch” Hitchens (Will Smith), Hitch (via andreaaaaa09)
Addictions are a common way to attempt to block out the memories and mute the pain of sexual abuse. If there has been safe people to turn to, you might have been able to develop other ways to handle your grief, shame, and rage. But if you didn’t get the support and protection you needed, you had to find a way to manage by yourself.