In which I examine the important but fatally flawed book, “Chasing the Scream,” by Johann Hari
Whether it’s a sobriety “birthday,” a regular birthday or you just want to show your support, finding the right present for a newly sober friend can pose a challenge. Many people are used to giving bottles of wine or liquor as gifts — obviously not the best choice for your sober pal. Here are a few ideas I’ve given (and gotten):Read more "10 Great Gifts for Someone in Recovery"
“What’s that clicking I hear in the background?” a woman says into the phone. “You’re playing with the clip? Do you have the gun right with you there, too? Okay … could we agree to not use it while we’re on the phone; that would make me feel comfortable. Can we agree to that?”Read more "“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Interview with Filmmaker Dana Perry"
The most confusing part of watching “My Strange Addiction” (MSA) was trying to figure out: what does any of this have to do with addiction?Read more "Does “My Strange Addiction” Have Anything to do With Addiction?"
Three of my favorite films about addiction as well as three I’m looking forward to…Read more "Three Great Movies About Addiction"
When a doctor first told me to face the reality that I was an alcoholic, I offered my weakest rebuttal: “I’m 23,” I said, as though my age could magically change me from the person I knew I was: an alcoholic to the core.Read more "The Myth of Being “Too Young” to Be an Alcoholic/Addict"