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Holiday Drinking: Starts Classy, Ends Trashy

Allison Hudson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

In fact, I can be anyone I want to be as long as I'm sober, but I don't have to try and pretend to be anyone. I'm just the girl with the sparkling water who smiles and laughs and really loves knowing how her night is going to end: happily.

An Open Letter to Parents About Your Relationship to Alcohol

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I know you probably think that if you love your children enough, teach them right from wrong, provide them with a good education, and keep them active in extracurricular activities, then that exempts them from becoming an alcoholic or addict. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you're wrong.

Why 'Mommy Juice' Scares the Hell Out of Me

Lauren Stevens | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

What bothers me about this term is that it is so often used in response to "relief" from the stress and demands of parenting, work, and running a household; that a term so benign could be used for something that has the potential to become a serious problem.

'Almost Alcoholic': Diagnostic Overreach or Fair Warning?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

As a society it seems that we have, over time, come to think of drinking in terms of a dichotomy. In other words, we see the "drinking world" as divided into two categories of people: There are alcoholics, and then there are "the rest of us."

The Myth of the 'Fine Line' Between Healthy and Unhealthy Drinking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

It is a myth that the drinking world is neatly divided into two categories of people -- alcoholics vs. "everyone else" -- where "everyone else" has nothing to be concerned about.

Rush People Who Have 1-2 Drinks To AA?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stanton Peele

Given that heavy drinkers often don't become "normal" drinkers on their own, the takeaway message for clinicians and family members is to help connect a problem drinker to a community social service agency or Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Good and the Evil of Alcohol

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

It may not be that alcohol produces these benefits, but that people who lead good lives are moderate drinkers, not teetotalers. What does this say about what we should teach about alcohol?