Archive for August, 2014

Differing Approaches to Alcoholism and Recovery

Differing Approaches to Alcoholism and Recovery

When their son had to take a medical leave from college, Jack and Wendy knew they — and he — needed help with his binge drinking. Their son’s psychiatrist, along with a few friends, suggested Alcoholics Anonymous. He had a disease, and in order to stay alive, he’d have to attend AA meetings and abstain […]

Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

Is Binge Drinking Alcoholism?

When I worked in Temple Bar, I trudged through urine-soaked streets each and every morning. It wasn’t fun, and I still remember pushing open the gate and door of my office using my foot instead of my hands. Not being an aficionado of Berlin nightclubs, I had never seen a woman defecate in public until […]