When we stigmatize addiction, no one wins.
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?
My 2016 had a rocky start…Read More
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
It’s a story that sent the local news swarming: Five Students in Marin County Hospitalized After Cough Syrup Overdose. The teaser is easy to imagine: “The dangerous new drug that’s sending teens to the hospital—it’s legal, lethal, and could be in your medicine cabinet.” Yet, aside from the classification of a “new” drug, that description […]Read More
Recovery in the Church of the Latter-day SaintsRead More
It’s not particularly easy or fun to be stone cold sober while someone weeps over his childhood ant farm before spilling beer on you.Read More
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 […]Read More