humanity

Alcohol is nothing without someone to drink it and the substance changes lives for many who partake; a glimpse into the impact of alcohol on humanity.

  • Victoria Towery
    Published 3 months ago
    60 Days of Sobriety as Told Through My Journal

    60 Days of Sobriety as Told Through My Journal

    “So, why aren’t you drinking again?” As if we’ve discussed it before. We have not.
  • Choice Words by Chantelle
    Published 4 months ago
    In Defence of Drinking Alone

    In Defence of Drinking Alone

    Before we begin, a disclaimer: I am not a health blogger. I regularly eat chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, and I think Tortilla Chips with cheese on them is a completely acceptable meal to eat in bed. I will not ever be the person you come to for tips on the 5:2 diet, and I roll my eyes whenever I hear the phrase ‘gluten-free.’ I sometimes eat salad, I often eat cheese, and when my friends text me incessantly enough I go to spin classes and complain the entire time. I do not understand quinoa, and I will throw things at you if you call any food ‘super.’ Also, wine is joy.
  • Emily Christyson
    Published 4 months ago
    Getting Sober at 28

    Getting Sober at 28

    I never thought I would be an advocate for AA, for recovery, for sobriety. Let’s be honest—I never thought sobriety, recovery, or AA would be in my life—especially not at 28—but here we are.
  • Colorful Chaotic
    Published 4 months ago
    Warm Embrace

    Warm Embrace

    I never believed I would fall in love, or desire the presence of another, but I stand corrected.
  • Ann King
    Published 6 months ago
    When You Can't Save Them from Themselves

    When You Can't Save Them from Themselves

    If you or anyone close to you are dealing with an alcoholic then you most likely know what it means to hear "you can save them." No truer four words have ever been spoken.
  • Ashley Peterson
    Published 8 months ago
    Drinking and Depressing

    Drinking and Depressing

    I think that for the most part I have a pretty healthy relationship with alcohol. I grew up in a home where drinking meant a beer or two or a glass of wine here and there. My parents gave me small sips to try, and I couldn't stand the stuff.
  • Amanda Lin
    Published 10 months ago
    How Long Will My DUI Conviction Affect My Life?

    How Long Will My DUI Conviction Affect My Life?

    The number of people who insist on driving after drinking is on the rise across the United States. Many drivers believe that they can get away with getting behind the wheel after a beer or two. However, driving under the influence comes with huge repercussions, perhaps larger than you can even fathom.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 10 months ago
    What I Learned When I Started Drinking Less Alcohol Last Year

    What I Learned When I Started Drinking Less Alcohol Last Year

    To start this off, I should let readers know that I don't really have anything against drinking alcohol and I have never had issues with substance abuse. I understand that there are many individuals out there that suffer from substance abuse, and this surely is not an article to comment on their experiences.
  • David Wyld
    Published 10 months ago
    God Bless America! Pizza and Beer Delivered to Your Door!

    God Bless America! Pizza and Beer Delivered to Your Door!

    Some may mark this day early in the new year as the day that American society hit the tipping point to begin a long downward slog. They will see this day and the announcement that was made on it as just more evidence that we, as Americans, will just become fatter, lazier, and stupider in the years to come, glued to our screens and never needing to get up out of our easy chairs to do much of anything.
  • Elizabeth Webb
    Published 11 months ago
    15 Steps to Get You Through Your Very First SOBER Christmas

    15 Steps to Get You Through Your Very First SOBER Christmas

    Drink non-alcoholic drinks like an addict—also known as "Sugar Crushing". Juice, soda, more juice. Avoid most parties. Get comfortable with feeling lonely and weird at home in your sweatpants. Force yourself to go to a party, because you’re starting to feel sorry for yourself. Resist the urge to talk about your sweatpants and your cat. Pull your "awkward happy face" when people look at you and ask you why you are so quiet. Resist the urge to whisper "fuck you" quietly to yourself when they walk away. If you must, whisper it quietly. If needed, practice saying “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” in the upstairs bathroom. At family events, take MANY breaks in the kitchen pantry, and practice deep breathing to soothe the cutting remarks & comments from family members about your career choice and lack of children. Resist the urge to steal and consume the shared box of red wine set up in the family dining room. If needed, take a long, deep sniff of your sister-in-laws glass of chardonnay. Carb load like crazy. Breads, cookies, more breads. Drink coffee until as late as 11 PM. Enjoy the sweet relief of having something you are addicted to flowing through your system. Lie. Answer "cider" when everyone asks “WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING?” It is non-alcoholic apple cider, with soda water, and ice cubes in a wine glass. Not lying, it’s cider. Quiet the voice that is screaming at you that you are torturing yourself by doing laps around your parent's house. Never stop walking in and out of rooms. Get used to being bored. Like REALLY bored. When relatives start to slur their words and ask you inappropriate questions, go to the play room and strike up a conversation with your five year old nephew about "butts." Realize and accept that 95 percent of the holiday "magic" you used to feel in past holidays came from the drinks you put to your lips. Accept the fact that the magical-bubbly-sparkly feeling that had been there every Christmas was primarily from a bottle. The magic that made the snow prettier, made the people more charming, made the financial worries more palpable, and made Christmas Eve mass go by faster. Let yourself feel sad about this. Start planning today how you will "get through" and make the next Christmas season more fun and rewarding for yourself. Now that you've made it through your first sober holiday season, the worst is over! It will be much easier next year.
  • Michelle Schultz
    Published about a year ago
    A Drunk Mind Doesn't Speak a Sober Heart
  • C.Ing IsBelieving
    Published about a year ago
    Drunk Moms Aren't Cute

    Drunk Moms Aren't Cute

    Oh how pop culture likes to glamorize moms who drink. It's all so fun and silly, right? And heck, moms work super hard! We deserve a little drink right? Yeah!!! Even Hoda and Kathy Lee have a healthy glass of wine on their desk every MORNING on their show. So see, it's okay to get started early!