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Ask a Former Drunk: How Do You Start Sobriety? Ask a Former Drunk: How Do You Start Sobriety?

This is the final installment of “Ask a Former Drunk.” Read the previous installment here and the entire archive here.

Ask a Former Drunk: It's Time to Talk About Alcohol and Sex Ask a Former Drunk: It's Time to Talk About Alcohol and Sex

“Ask a Former Drunk” is a five-part advice series running on Tuesdays. Read the last installment here.

Ask a Former Drunk: How the Hell Am I Going to Stand Being Around My Friends When I'm Sober?  Ask a Former Drunk: How the Hell Am I Going to Stand Being Around My Friends When I'm Sober? 

“Ask a Former Drunk” is a five-part advice series running on Tuesdays. Read last week’s installment here.

Ask a Former Drunk: How Do I Keep My Sobriety From Being the Thing That Defines Me?  Ask a Former Drunk: How Do I Keep My Sobriety From Being the Thing That Defines Me? 

“Ask a Former Drunk” is a five-part advice series running on Tuesdays. Read last week’s installment here.

Ask a Former Drunk: When Do You Know You Have a Problem?  Ask a Former Drunk: When Do You Know You Have a Problem? 

Last year, I wrote a memoir about my long, tortured love affair with alcohol and my decision to quit at 35. The book was called Blackout. Since then, I’ve received mountains of correspondence from people who have their own complicated issues with alcohol, and each Tuesday, for the next four weeks, I’ll be answering…

Sarah Hepola's Blackout, For the Girls That Didn't Want to Be Protected Sarah Hepola's Blackout, For the Girls That Didn't Want to Be Protected

Much is made of the therapeutically self-limiting idea that society is colluding to make young women vulnerable; not enough is made of the odds that a girl will respond to bullshit by coming up tough. Female grit is believed to be rare and loud and somewhat mythological when it’s just as often the opposite, and the…

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