Step Seven of AA: Humility

Step Seven of AA: Humility

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from an addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists, and AA has approximately 2…

Addiction in Sport

Addiction in Sport

Addiction and sports seem to go hand in hand.  Darren McCarty, John Daly, Brett Favre, Josh Hamilton, and Ryan Leaf are a just few of the professional athletes who have dealt with substance abuse.  Athletes are under nearly unparalleled levels…

Rock Bottom is a Lie

Rock Bottom: Here’s Why it’s Bullshit

Claiming an addict can’t/won’t get help until they hit rock bottom implies that use is not a problem until a person reaches rock bottom. Most everyone has this preconceived notion that a drug addict is some homeless poor miserable soul with no family who lives under a bridge, I know that’s what I thought, it’s a false narrative that’s the byproduct of preaching rock bottom as a necessity to being a drug addict.

Jen Elizabeth

Jen Elizabeth & Shape of a Woman

Feminism is a central theme in this piece of work.  After all, the book is titled Shape of a Woman and it’s the redemption song of a self-proclaimed female misogynist so how could it not be?  Jen Elizabeth’s memoir is so much more than a woman regaining touch with her femininity as the title implies.

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