The Big Stigma of Being Depressed and Sober

As the year anniversary of Williams’ death approaches, we are no closer to having real conversations about mental health. I hope we can join together in support of each other and in defiance of the stigma around mental illness. Initially posted on The Bold Italic Robin Williams’s death has instigated numerous conversations around sobriety, but the […]

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What Type of Drunk Are You?

for addiction.com The Interweb loves nothing so much as posing provocative questions, so it doesn’t come as a surprise to hear that a new study asking the question “What type of drunk are you?” has gone viral. When I first heard about it I assumed it was some mindless Facebook quiz. After taking a closer […]

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Q&A: Sarah Hepola, Author of ‘Blackout’

I spoke with Sarah Hepola, author of the best-selling memoir, “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget,” about blacking out, recovery, and how those of us with self-destructive tendencies can learn to stop tearing ourselves apart.

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The Irrationality of The Atlantic’s Piece on AA

A few weeks ago, Gabrielle Glaser wrote a piece in the Atlantic titled The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. It’s taken me many, many hours to figure out if and how I wanted to respond and this is the result.

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