Ask Katie: Does AA Have to Be My Life?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Hey Katie, I have a random question. Have you ever heard someone in the rooms say that we live AA and visit life? My sponsor tells me that but sometimes I have a hard time with it because I don’t […]

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4 Books to Survive the Apocalypse

for Book Riot Welcome to the apocalypse! OK, not really (not yet, anyway). As a kid growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I always had some notion of the importance of preparedness. The SF earthquake of 1989 occurred when I had just turned five-years-old and that day forms some of my earliest memories. […]

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Ask Katie: Can I Save my Alcoholic Ex?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Dear Katie, I’m worried about my ex-boyfriend, Joe*. We were together for almost 10 years, and the last two his alcoholism got really bad. A withdrawal seizure a year and a half ago prompted him to get help, and it’s […]

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I Think My Friend has a Drug Problem, Do I Confront Her?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. I think that my friend has a drug problem. About six months ago she started acting weird and accusing her friends of talking about her behind her back. She also lost a lot of weight and stopped hanging out as […]

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