alcoholism

Why I'm Done Making Mommy Wine Jokes

It’s time to get clear on why alcohol is not a cultural cliché or gimmick we should get behind. Really, it only distracts us from solving the social Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
Families
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Tequila Changed My Sex Life; How It Did Will Surprise You

This felt dysfunctional. Who needs alcohol to have better sex? That’s ridiculous. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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We Need To Talk About How Childhood Trauma Affects Education

Don’t most kids feel afraid to come home? Read...
Joni Edelman    |   08.15.17   |   SHARE

Imposter Syndrome: Learning To Banish My Inner Gremlin

99% of the time, I feel like a complete f*ck-up in grown up’s clothing. Read...
Deanna deBara    |   08.11.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Carrie Fisher | by Gage Skidmore

Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Is In, And I'm Having Some Feelings

Whatever was in Carrie Fisher’s system when she died isn’t the headline. The real story is in the life she lived, the battle she fought with herself. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
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Marnie is not responsible for Desi’s choices or his addiction just like no one is real life causes anyone else to be an addict. (Image: YouTube/ HBO)

How "Girls" Depicts Addiction Is Problematic 

While Girls has portrayed important social issues before in a sensitive manner, like Adam’s sister’s arc about postpartum depression, the show Read...
Jen Simon    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Did my mom feel alone, as if she were blamed for what happened to her? Like nobody could understand what she was dealing with?

After My Mom Died, Drinking Made Me Feel Closer To Her

When my mom died, I made a list of things that made me similar to her: My favorite color was purple, I liked to write, I loved reading, I adored cats Read...
Alaina Leary    |   04.11.17   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Al-anon is a solid starting point for dealing with a loved one's addiction crisis.

Ask Erin: Should I Lighten Up About My Partner’s Drug And Alcohol Use? 

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about Read...
Erin Khar    |   03.31.17   |   SHARE
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