for Paste Magazine Addiction is an issue that impacts almost everyone in some way. I’ve been in recovery from alcoholism/addiction since January 2008. During that time, I’ve gone through ups and downs but have fortunately managed to stay sober. I’ll be answering a reader-submitted question about recovery every other week (information on how to submit […]Read more "Ask an Addict: Is it Possible to Help Someone Who Won’t Admit They Need It?"
for Rolling Stone Chris Merkle had no intention of revisiting the traumatic events he experienced in war. After three tours in Iraq and four in Afghanistan, there was plenty to process – but his concern was moving forward, not revisiting the past. “I’m a Marine,” he says now, from his home in Los Angeles. “We’re […]Read more "Can Virtual Reality Help Cure PTSD?"
for Book Riot A tweet in support of National Library Week isn’t usually controversial. Consider the following seemingly innocuous tweet: “This #NationalLibraryWeek, we honor our libraries and librarians for opening our eyes to the world of knowledge, learning and reading!” Nice, right? Well, when the tweeter in question is Ivanka Trump, it’s less endearing and […]Read more "IVANKA TWEETS SUPPORT OF NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK, INTERNET CALLS BULLSHIT"
This article is not meant to diagnose or provide medical advice—that responsibility lies with physicians. The author is not a licensed medical professional. The advice column formerly known as Ask Katie is now over at Paste Magazine as “Ask an Addict” (spoiler alert: I’m the addict). Hope you enjoy! Addiction is an issue that impacts […]Read more "Ask an Addict: Returning to Social Life After Going Sober"
for Book Riot I’ve been sober for nine years, and in that time I’ve read a lot of books about addiction. In fact, I started reading about addiction before I got sober–-perhaps because something in the very back of my mind was telling me that someday these books would be quite relevant to my life. […]Read more "100 Must-Read Books About Addiction"