Golf: A Sport of Frailty and Redemption


Adam Crawford explains how the theme of redemption runs through the core of the sport of golf and why that attracts us to the game.

Family Romance


Timothy Liu writes of addiction, resentment, and family secrets.

10 Ways Falling in Love With an Alcoholic Changed My Perspective

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Dating an alcoholic will change your perception of relationships.

The Myth of Codependency

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  Sarah Jones thinks that the popular use of the term “codependent” causes more problems than it solves.  —– The other day, I was in my favorite local bakery thinking of article topics to write about. I passed by a woman who was talking about someone she knew, saying, “Yeah, she’s codependent.” I said to […]

Night Train


Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from “the Jim Crow South” in this searing poem.

How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys


Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.

Coping With ‘Living Losses’


Dr. Ken Druck knows what it’s like to lose a loved one, but he also recognizes the pain of dealing with the daily loss of someone who is still alive. Here, 3 tips for dealing with these living losses.

Navigating Our Stories – When Hiding Our Past Only Hurts Our Present

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He came back from an alcoholic’s thirty year “climb to the bottom.” But the real courage is in learning to tell the tale so that he can help others.

I Lost My Brother To Alcoholism, And I Am An Alcoholic Too


Dana Bowman deals with the death of her brother while simultaneously admitting to her own struggles.

Addiction and Recovery are a Crap Shoot

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One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.

An Underaged Teen Asked a Homeless Man to Buy Him Beer. And Learned the Lesson of a Lifetime.

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“Broken Bottles” performed by Ben Grenrock.

Anger and the Superior Man – Is it about Gender or Personal Inadequacy?


Graham Phoenix looks at the anger surrounding the recent shooting in the US, and explains how it all relates to an expression of personal inadequacy.

The Therapist I Met on My Way Up from Bottom

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Tim Lineaweaver was a twenty-seven year alcoholic, drug-addled young man with PTSD and a dismal hope for a meaningful future. Then he met a therapist named Elaine.

Yet Another Set of Confessions of an Alcoholic

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Larry Siskin knows there are two kinds of alcoholics…and that’s not the start of a bad joke.

One Drink: A Poem About Battling The Bottle


Keith Manning shares the daily struggles facing a man with a drinking problem.

Addiction, Genetics, and My Father’s Hands


Seeing his father in himself reminds Brian Shea of the things he’d rather not inherit.