Tag: AUD

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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Nailing the Narcissist

I had a friend who I thought was funny, quirky and troublesome. She was troublesome, but I thought that together we were so much fun that everyone would forgive us for the scrapes we got into. I used to really like hanging out with her but things turned. Meeting up with her started to drain

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Finding the Cure for Alcoholism

I’ve been sober almost four and a half years. I don’t call myself alcoholic but for lack of a better word I used the term alcoholic in the title. I could say that I have “Alcohol Use Disorder” or AUD but those labels are both clinical and clumsy. I don’t identify as an addict either.

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What is the Drawback of Taking a Break from the Booze?

This time last year, when I posted an invitation in The FIX  for Dry July, I got a bit of criticism in the comments that was worth thinking through. One of the comments on our Dry July articles suggested that it was irresponsible to cheerlead the idea of taking a month off drinking because stopping and

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Top Ten Alcohol-Free Internet Entertainments

10. Bake this cake: www.allfood.recipes/hummingbird-cake/ 9. Try out some AF drinks: www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=non+alcholic+drinks&len=9&rs=ac 8. Create your own website or blog: http://wordpress.com/ 7. Have a Spa party: www.pinterest.com/lacey_pentland/party-girls-spa-day/ 6. Watch a free movie: www.hulu.com 5. Read a great book free: www.gutenberg.org/ 4. Learn a new language, fun and free: www.duolingo.com/ 3. Take a college class for free:

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