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.

Keira Smize6 days ago
Accident or Drugged?
A friend of mine recently had the scariest experience of her life. She started her evening at a casino with her husband and woke up several hours later, in a hospital, with no memory of what had happe...
Morganne Thayera month ago
Taking a U-Turn
First of all, I want to clarify that this piece is not about a struggle with alcohol or an addiction but rather my decision to take a long-term break from the sauce. As I sit here, sipping my morning ...
Jeffrey Joseph2 months ago
The Demon
It's almost 2 AM and I just came back from my latest hospital stay. I think this one only lasted three days. Or maybe it was four. It's kind of a blur. I remember or I wish I could remember the number...
Ti Ana2 months ago
Liver Dance
The number of 25 to 35-year-olds dying with alcohol-related liver disease tripled between 1999 and 2016. I hope this comes as a shock, but the three boxes of Franzia in my pantry beg to ask why you wo...
Jessica Bates3 months ago
Sobriety
I have been sober for 35 days. Not much, right? But anyone who has been or is addicted to something knows that 35 days without something that you depend on can feel like a lifetime. If you have never ...
Ann King3 months ago
Setting Your Boundaries When Dealing With Alcoholic Spouse
I can't tell you how many holidays and get-togethers my alcoholic/drug addicted husband has spoiled over the past decades for me, my kids, family, and friends. Always walking on eggshells, the stress ...
Ann King3 months ago
Waking Up in Jail, Headaches and Regret, Hope It Was Worth It
I knew it was coming. I have been telling you for months. Now I just hope that alcohol/drug-induced high was worth everything that it has now cost you, me, and our family. As I predicted from one of m...
Ann King3 months ago
The Alcoholic's Wife: Friday Night
Here it is another Friday night and what am I doing, sitting at home all alone, but enjoying the peace and quiet. My AH left for work this morning as per usual, on the days he actually decides to work...
Ann King3 months ago
The Alcoholic's Wife: The Beginning
I stumbled upon this site by accident, and the more I looked into it the more I found that this might just be the perfect place to share the details of my life. Things I don't want anyone else to know...
Ann King3 months ago
The Alcoholic's Wife: Thanks for That
How can I make these bad thoughts go away? I truly believe in Karma and I do not like putting all this negative energy out into the world, but I do not know how to control it. It really is ridiculous ...
Peyton Morris4 months ago
Drinking and Driving: Stricter Laws Needed to Prevent Drunk Driving
According to CDC.gov, “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.” With this resulting in a death every fifty-one minutes, driving ...
Rebecca Buckland5 months ago
For the Grace of God Go I
“For the grace of God go I,” is my mom’s favorite saying. It means “Don’t judge because at the roll of a dice it could be you.” My mother isn’t a particularly religious woman, I mean unless vodka is a...
Iria Vasquez-Paez6 months ago
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...
H. T. 6 months 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 VanDee6 months 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 McAdam6 months 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 Hanikeh7 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 Miller8 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...