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.

Michele Miller16 days 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 Mariea month 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 Ga month 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 Cola2 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 Parks3 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 Willis3 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 Summerfield4 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 Johnson4 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 Raymond4 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.4 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 Elliott5 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 Newcombe7 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 Newcombe7 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 ...
Brandon Krogel7 months ago
The Infinite Loop of Drinking and Depression
I've struggled with depression for pretty much my entire life. Over the years I feel as though I've gotten better at managing it but I suppose the disappointing reality is that it still feels ever pre...
Brandon Krogel8 months ago
The Destructive Nature Of Alcohol
I feel like alcohol rarely gets the recognition it deserves as one of the most destructive and detrimental creations to ever affect the human race. Maybe there's a reason for that. Booze is sneaky. It...
Ossiana Tepfenhart8 months ago
Is Beer Belly Real?
If there's one thing that strikes fear into every dieter's heart when they attend a party, it's the possibility of gaining a beer belly. It's easy to see why; beer belly's not exactly the most attract...
Rowan Marley8 months ago
Signs You Need to Stop Drinking
Have you ever met someone who never seemed to be fully sober? They may have an overall cloud of melancholy around them, may have health problems that involve alcohol as a root of the problem, and are ...
Mackenzie Kennedy8 months ago
Health Benefits of Champagne
Wine and beer have been known to be great for one's health, as long as it's in moderation. Regular beer drinking has been shown to be great for creativity, digestive health, and even bone. Wine, on th...