Coping With ‘Living Losses’

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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

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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?

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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

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

Addiction, Genetics, and My Father’s Hands

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

The Man Box: The Link Between Emotional Suppression and Male Violence

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Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.

A Long-Cast Shadow: The Son Laments, the Father Learns

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As the son of an abusive, alcoholic father, Tim Lineaweaver had to learn how to pick up the pieces of his life and become a better man and dad for his children.

15 Signs You May be Hitting the Bottle too Hard

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Danny Baker gives a list of warning signs that may indicate your drinking is moving into a dangerous realm.

Song Beneath the Songs: “Hey Jealousy” by The Gin Blossoms

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Greg Olear on the Gin Blossoms’ troubled genius.

Why Didn’t I Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? I Didn’t Know It Was Abusive.

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It was only after David L left his relationship of thirteen years that he realized he had been emotionally abused during that time.

Incredible Time Lapse Video Shows How Dignity and Respect Can Change a Man

Transformation of a Veteran

There are 60,000 homeless veterans in America. It’s a solvable problem. Here is a way to start.