“There’s just something to be said for close contact and human proximity.”
For The Small Bow
Most recovery programs require total abstinence to be considered sober. But is a sober performance worth your sanity and personal safety?
This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Dear Katie, I’ve been in recovery for about three years, with a month or so of sobriety after a recent relapse. A new girl recently started attending my home group, and I’ve found that I have an easier time talking to […]Read More
For Rolling Stone
Though programs discourage “mood-altering substances” for recovering addicts, cannabis extracts might be far safer than the opioid alternatives.
For The Establishment The mornings were not always the most severe—but they were the most desperate. I would be fine for a few minutes, as long as I lay perfectly still in my nest on the ground. The moment I went to move, however, the shaking began. It was only visible in my hands, a […]Read More
Recovery in the Church of the Latter-day SaintsRead More
Presidential wannabes continue to fail to address our opioid epidemic.Read More
I didn’t start appreciating stand-up comedy until I got sober.Read More
“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
Sexual harassment—and worse—happens in 12-step fellowships, as it does everywhere. But should we blame the organization, as well as the perpetrators? Substance.com hears two very different answers.Read More