Ask Katie: Why Should I Forgive My Alcoholic Dad When I Still Have To Clean Up His Messes?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. A few months ago, my father got his second DUI and now his license is suspended. As a result, I have to drive my younger siblings everywhere, do the grocery shopping, and run other errands while my dad sits at home. I […]

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Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

for Rolling Stone The first time someone told me it’s possible to consume cannabis without getting high, I scoffed. I was five years sober and my friend, newly in recovery, was telling me about a “special” kind of marijuana. Apparently, she said, it offered anti-anxiety and pain relieving effects without the high of “traditional” marijuana. […]

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