Stop Blaming the Alcoholic

What I’ve learned from being my brother’s health advocate in a system filled with more stigma than compassion.

Why I Will Always be a Daddy’s Girl

Jennifer Landis pays tribute to her father for the life lessons he taught her by his own examples.

The Writer Meets His Father

Will people look for me in the rafters too?

A Father’s Badge and a Daughter’s Eyes–and the Views In-Between Lives

She treasures her father despite his character faults.

Sobriety Didn’t Save Him or Their Marriage

With his sobriety came acceptance, healing, and forgivenes—but still a divorce.

Should Alcohol Limits for Men and Women Really be the Same?

Bob Patton explores net guidelines for alcohol consumption. It is the one area where he thinks “equality” is NOT appropriate. Here is why.

Son, Don’t Do as I Drink (and Other Lessons My Father Unintentionally Taught Me)

As a parent, for good or ill, you have to cast your own image.

When a Man Needs to Quit Drinking, is Complete Demoralization the Only Answer to Recovery?

Many people seem to have it all on the outside, but a raging disease of addiction on the inside. Rob Watson suggests there may be more holistic options for them to grab hold of the seriousness of their disease than there used to be.

What Alcohol May be Costing Your Relationship

And the worst possible time to “figure out” the root cause of your problem drinking is…

I Didn’t Get Sober Just to Write about Recovery

Our lives—and all the beauty in them—demand that we get and stay sober.

Addiction Made Him the Villain—Her Love Made Him King

Sometimes we just refuse to see the truth about those we love the most.

The Famous Guy I Always Wished Was My Dad: John Wayne

But it turns out that the man she idolized on TV didn’t always measure up to her fantasy, and opened her eyes about her own dad.

Torture on a Pirate Ship

Can there be bliss without the pain?

Sex, and Drugs, and Rock ‘n Roll – Version 2.0

What I learned from my mom and dad about alcohol. 1. My dad was a full-blown alcoholic. 2. My mom rebelled against that alcoholism. 3. They divorced when I was 6 and my dad drank himself to death.

Santa Claus And One Man’s Personal Resurrection

Christopher MacNeil tells the story of his personal fall and ultimate rise and reconciliation.

The Dark Side Of Drinking And The Holidays

When we look at the hard facts and the reality of what people face in the holidays, we naturally come to the conclusion that alcohol and drug abuse in December represents a set of coping skills gone horribly wrong.