alcohol

All about the effects of alcohol on the mind and body, and what a drinker should expect from a sip, or ten, of the hard stuff.

Alcohol Dependence, Are You at Risk?
Take this simple test to determine if you are at risk for alcohol addiction. If you can claim two or more of these warning signs of alcohol you may be at risk and need to speak to your primary doctor ...
What Six Months of Sobriety Has Taught Me
Six months ago, I didn’t know how this was going to go. I didn’t know if I’d quit for a week, a month, two months, the classic one hundred days, or more. Here I am today, six months after I chose to t...
Jovelle Avancenaa month ago
9 Best Boozy Ice Cream Recipes
You shouldn’t have to justify bringing boozy ice cream into your life, but if you do, think about life as an adult. You can spend your hard-earned money on cool stuff like new frying pans and toilet p...
Casey Hiatusa month ago
Functioning Alcoholic
Just sitting on the back porch, sipping cheap whiskey mixed with canned blackberries. And I mean cheap whiskey, 1.75 liters cost like $17.50. And that's after tax. The two before were whiskey and Dr. ...
Erik Pasqualea month ago
10 Scientific Studies That Prove Drinking Can Be Healthy
"To alcohol: the cause and solution to all of life's problems!" When Homer Simpson made that toast he couldn't have possibly known about all the scientific studies that prove drinking can be healthy. ...
Brendan Feeneya month ago
19 Going on 22
About half a year ago I was so certain who I was, who I thought I was going to be, and I don’t know when exactly it all changed. It’s possible that nothing really did change, maybe I just grew up and ...
Tamara Scotta month ago
Mom's Drunk
I’m sure you have seen the memes and GIFs and cute wine glasses and paraphernalia. The ones with the witty comments about needing a glass of wine or a whole bottle. They are cute, they are funny, but ...
Little Caviar2 months ago
Looking Back on January
To kick off my 2018 I decided to do a dry January. This seems to be increasingly popular as I quickly learned that two of my close and heavy drinking friends decided to partake as well. I have gone dr...
Iria Vasquez-Paez2 months ago
My Alcoholism Prevented Me From Getting Advanced Degrees
When I was busy drinking on half-baked meds and wasting my time in other ways, I didn’t think about how this would impact my desire to get advanced degrees. I knew in my twenties that I wanted to beco...
Iria Vasquez-Paez3 months ago
How I Recognized I'm an Alcoholic
I was flirting with functional alcoholism from the age of 18 when I graduated high school. My family imposes their problems with alcohol on each other, with nobody really recognizing their problem. I ...
Greg Bond4 months ago
Best Cognac and Cigar Pairings to Enjoy
When it comes to cigar pairings, you can't just grab any glass of spirit to enjoy it with. Certain cigars have a distinct taste, as well as certain cognacs. And when you find the right pair, the two c...
Taylor Markarian4 months ago
10 Best Affordable Cognacs You Can Get Right Now
Fetty Wap would love this list. He most likely goes for the higher end bottles, but he didn't base his entire brand around Rémy Martin's 1738 for nothing! You don't have to be famous and rich to enjoy...
Hannah Elliott5 months ago
Women Who Drink Like a Guy Can
Beer, wine, shots, mixed drinks: Heaven, basically. I am a woman who can hold her own in the realm of drinking. It takes me a lot more than one would think to be feeling tipsy or wind up sh*t-faced in...
Ian Massengale6 months ago
I Don't Remember, I Was Drunk
Weak ass excuses like this shouldn't work on anyone, but for some reason they do — not on me, but most people. That's not your get-out-of-jail free card for being stupid just because you were drinking...
Laurie Summerfield6 months ago
Alcoholism & My Child
I am the wife of an alcoholic and would like to share my experience of what I have learned in the process of becoming lost in the vortex of his disease. I wish to share how this has affected our daugh...
Laurie Summerfield6 months ago
Stepping Away From Madness
Many say when a person is intoxicated they tell the truth. I call bullshit! Everything a person says when they are intoxicated is utter toilet dribble. Have you ever been in a conversation with a drun...
Cindy S.6 months ago
Wet Brain
Wet brain is more than just an alcohol-soaked brain. Did you know that it is a very real and very serious brain disorder called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome?
Hannah Swazzi6 months ago
I Should Have Died That Night
I went through a phase. I was sad. Not a "boohoo no one likes me" kind of sad, but a deep, bone-settled kind of melancholy. I was at a small college in San Francisco. A 24-hour plane ride from home wi...