sobriety
Five years and one day ago, I was wandering the streets of Manhattan in a blackout.
alcoholism
Even though I have been alcohol free for over 118 days and counting, I've continued to smoke pot in my free time as a way of coping with stress and anxiety.
alcoholism
At some point in all of that, I started to get violent. I’d see a boy I knew and would either slap him or have him slap me. I started to hit my friends.
you are the advice columnist
I love him so, so much, and I'm absolutely terrified at even the idea of leaving, but I don't know how much more I can take of this.
alcoholism
Please explain normal drinking behavior to me, because apparently I don't get it.
kids
My house is not dry by any means. But how the hell would I deal with a sick kid in the middle of the night if I'm plastered?
sobriety
If you do get sober, try to have it involve things like your charity work and breathtaking acts of bravery and valor. Or sex clubs. I suppose that works, too.
in

Nov 9, 2012 at 11:00am | 177 comments

books
If a man tells you he likes Bukowski as a way of telling you about himself, this is shorthand for telling you that he thinks alcoholism and misanthropy are kind of romantic.
cooking
Like if the cast of "Chopped" were first forced to get absolutely blitzed on Milkwaukee's Best and shots of Captain Morgan.
in

Jul 23, 2012 at 3:30pm | 172 comments

ihtm
All we needed was my dad’s permission and a bunch of paperwork, and I could be on his health insurance, live with him senior year, and most importantly, cut down on or completely eliminate contact with my dad.
addiction
Ugh, I'm still mad about this Onion article from a few weeks ago.
in

Apr 14, 2014 at 2:00pm | 146 comments

alcoholism
"But sometimes you just have to drink," people tell me. Here's my advice for how to resist -- if that's your jam.
in

Mar 1, 2013 at 2:00pm | 146 comments

addiction
alcoholism
I’m pretty sure that picture of you and your friends taking shots of birthday cake vodka doesn’t qualify for an attached “me and my home girls are the biggest alcoholics ever” status update.
in

Mar 6, 2013 at 12:00pm | 120 comments

how not to be a dick
It is really easy to inadvertently be a dick to a recovering alcoholic.
lindsay lohan
addiction
alcoholism
"So here I find myself in the psych ward, on the fifth floor, which I’m continuously assured is for the 'least crazy' or 'most stable' of us."
addiction
My mom and I have had one discussion about her drinking, a phone call my junior year of college that broke down when I started crying too hard to speak.
sobriety
The first time I went to a bar with my friends as a non-drinker, I almost ran out screaming.
in

Oct 13, 2013 at 1:00pm | 69 comments

addiction
I'd been so far from feeling empowered to treat myself with kindness, that I needed two 26-year-old cops to tell me "Get off the road, fool."
privacy
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