Tag: Women and alcoholism

  • Moderation? Not for Me

    I applaud any efforts to see and do something about a drinking habit that’s headed off the rails, no matter what steps are taken. And I completely understand clinging to the thought of cutting back or moderating. Diving headfirst into a lifetime of sobriety can feel far too overwhelming, even terrifying. Never, ever? Not even […]

  • Hard Selling the “Wine Time” Routine is Deadly Business

    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 […]

  • Day 83 Alcohol-Free Existential Crisis

    I ought to be grateful that I stopped myself from going down that road. I should be glad that I am heeding the warnings, listening to the wise ones, learning from the cautionary tales.” And another part of me whispers, “That’s great and all, but I want to see it for myself. I want to be sure I’m on the right path for me.” Who wins? I guess we’ll see.

  • A Toxic Illusion: How Alcohol is Bringing Us Down

    Since the first reports came out around the year 2000 that wine was heart healthy and should be included in our daily diet , the liqure section at the grocery store has grown and grown. We now celebrate our healthy appetite for all things alcohol with flavored vodkas, and infused gins, with spiked seltzers and high alcohol beer. Our wine glasses have gotten bigger and bigger and it’s no wonder that people are confused about the size of an actual serving. Super Size Me Hapy Hour

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