Ask Katie: Can I Save my Alcoholic Ex?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. Dear Katie, I’m worried about my ex-boyfriend, Joe*. We were together for almost 10 years, and the last two his alcoholism got really bad. A withdrawal seizure a year and a half ago prompted him to get help, and it’s […]

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I Think My Friend has a Drug Problem, Do I Confront Her?

This piece is part of the regular Ask Katie* advice column series at The Fix. I think that my friend has a drug problem. About six months ago she started acting weird and accusing her friends of talking about her behind her back. She also lost a lot of weight and stopped hanging out as […]

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Ask Katie: Can I Trust my “Recovered” Partner to Drink in Moderation?

for The Fix** Hi Katie! I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary with my partner. We’ve hit milestones with our relationship, but we’ve also both individually matured emotionally. When we met, John* had a problem. He’d drink liquor heavily when out with friends, which resulted in him being an asshole to me and one time he […]

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New “Ask Katie” Advice Column for The Fix

I am super excited (and a little terrified) to announce that The Fix is launching an advice column and they’ve asked yours truly to dole out the advice. While I am terrible at so many, many things—the one thing I have managed to do for the last 8+ years is not pick up a drink. […]

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Addiction is Accidental

The general public doesn’t understand that addiction is accidental. Choosing to use the substance isn’t accidental, but crossing the line into addiction is.

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The Dangers of DXM

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 […]

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