Category: Toxic Drinking Culture

Romancing the Parasite

Vampires are usually stunningly romantic figures in movies. Sometimes the hypnotic monster’s victims are taken quickly and thrown aside like a limp rag and sometimes their victims are lovingly groomed to become great passionate conquests. The mate of the demon. Together they enter an eternal life of passion that isn’t life at all but a

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Disney Mentality

Yesterday I watched a documentary called Alcohol Will Kill You and it really had me thinking and pondering. It was made in the UK in 2015 and the statistics were all UK. I have to believe things are very similar in the USA. Actually, things seem to have gotten worse these last few years. In

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Selling the Possibility of Loving Life Sober

Drinking alcohol has been sold to most of us as the elixir of life since we were young children. I remember as a child listening to the grownups downstairs having a GREAT NOISY TIME while I went reluctantly up to bed.

Breaking the Spell of Wine o’ Clock

When I was drinking routinely I worried about the health consequences, but articles like this, The Top 10 Health Risks of Alcohol for Women, According to an MD, did little to help me stop. Usually, those articles frightened me, which made me want to pour a glass of wine to relax. No matter how clear

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Hard Selling the "Wine o' Clock" Routine is Deadly Buisness

In honor of Anne Hathaway’s elegant statement on the Ellen Degeneres show that she would not drink until after her son is an adult, not because she claims to be an alcoholic but simply because she wants to be present in his world without the morning after fall out of “not drinking well” , we

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