An elderly relative for whom I am somewhat responsible has a serious prescription drug addiction. The other day, said relative took a few too many pills, and I was present when the nurse in the residential care facility spoke to the relative. This dialog ensued:
Nurse: You took too many pills. That was dangerous.
Relative (still slurring heavily several hours after the fact): No, I didn’t. I can tell I didn’t, because my speech wasn’t slurring and I made total sense.
Nurse: You were alone in your room, so how do you know this?
Relative: Because I talked to myself.
Caring for an addicted person is challenging, but it sometimes has its humorous side.