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.

I'm An Alcoholic
Hi, my name is Iria, I’m an alcoholic. This is a piece on why you do not offer a sober person alcohol in any manner. You do not bring alcohol to the house of an alcoholic who doesn’t want alcohol to e...
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H. T. a month ago
Sunday Nights Used to Be for the Family
Alcohol—it's a common thing to be present in the house for most American families. Many children have seen their parents drink, perhaps have a beer after a long day at work or even a glass of red wine...
SJ VanDeea month ago
Unbecoming
From an early age, we are trained to always be working towards “becoming someone.” To know how to answer the question of what we want to be when we grow up. To become someone somehow better than we ar...
Frances McAdama month ago
Stone. Cold. Sober
I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to be really honest with me. Really honest, not white lie: "Things are okay. I’m not really in emotional turmoil, honest." I mean take a good hard look a...
Jacqueline Hanikeh2 months ago
10 Signs You're a Lightweight
I'm the biggest lightweight ever. I'm always the first one to be drunk, the first one to finish having drinks, and the only one who can never participate in drinking games. People see being a lightwei...
Michele Miller3 months ago
He Chose the Beer
It was 3 months into the relationship when he told me he drank a 6 pack every night after we got off the phone. I was high when he told me. So was he. We were in Seattle. It was legal. And I didn't kn...
C Marie3 months ago
Foxwoods
School was officially over for the summer and I was ready for the much anticipated, best holidays with my best friends. At newly 14, I was thrilled at the thought of no school for a whole six weeks, w...
Kathy G3 months ago
Sassy and Sober
When you mention the word “alcoholic,” the first image that comes to mind is often that of an old man sitting on a park bench, wearing fingerless gloves and swigging whiskey from a brown paper bag. Bu...
Cherry Cola5 months ago
Saying Goodbye To Alcohol
I speak from a place of personal and heartfelt experiences in which I have seen the effects of alcohol, both short term and long term. Like any young adult, alcohol-related socialising is a frequent e...
David Parks5 months ago
When a Drunk Driver Crashes into Your Living Room (While You're in It)
Everyone has that one crazy night in college. Mine is just a little different. My roommate Paul, his girlfriend Miranda, and I had just gotten home from a night out. We (being responsible young adults...
Denise Willis6 months ago
Always Have a Drink Handy
Drinking was considered the number one cardinal sin in our home growing up. My father's first wife was an alcoholic, which caused him to start drinking, and by the time they divorced he had an issue w...
Laurie Summerfield6 months ago
Alcoholism and the Blame Cycle
Have you noticed that the alcoholic appears to blame you for everything? You may have prepared the best meal, or overly cleaned the home, or made sure the children were all in bed before he arrived ho...
Sara Johnson6 months ago
Young Alcoholism
I never thought I would call myself an alcoholic—especially not at 23. I figured I was just doing what everyone else was doing...having fun! But a few instances of my head in a toilet bowl and not rem...
Claire Raymond6 months ago
What Kind Of Drunk Friend Are You?
In every group of friends, there always seems to be a mixture of some really different personalities, and this is great because it makes for an interesting group of people. And nothing brings out your...
Marie N.7 months ago
My Boss Told Me to Quit Drinking
For as long as I can remember, alcohol has played a big part in my life. When I was younger, I watched my mom transform every night into someone I didn't recognize. I watched in shame as she destroyed...
Jackie Elliott7 months ago
Why Sober Challenges Suck
My heart sank when I received an email this morning, requesting that I share a link to “Sober October 2017.” I’ve been sober, and blogging about it for two and half years. I can tell you that Sober Ch...
Rachel Newcombe9 months ago
Talking Under the Influence
There is a strange phenomenon that happens when you indulge (or overindulge) in alcohol. The things that you were previously too shy or too smart to say suddenly start sounding pretty good out loud. I...
Rachel Newcombe9 months ago
God I Need(ed) a Drink
I was 17 when I started uni, and I had only started drinking a few months before. I was a novice who still thought it was a good idea to take all the shots at once, then chase it with beer and Kahlua ...