Trainwreck’s treatment of binge drinking and pot smoking is reminiscent of the “happy drunk” portrayals of yesteryear. How edgy is that? Answer: not very.
The summer I was 16, I went through a very traumatizing experience, and I completely shut down. This is when drinking became a regular part of my life. Eventually, I started intense outpatient treatment. It wasn’t what I wanted, but what I needed.
For Greg, who first drank as an altar boy at age 9, alcohol was both a refuge and fuel for his ego. Years later, after losing his job, license, marriage, and almost his life, Greg finally found Phoenix House and a willingness to truly change.
What should a caring parent say when asked, “Would you rather your child smoke pot or drink alcohol?”
April is Alcohol Awareness Month: This year’s theme is “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” As a clinician, I’m grateful for the emphasis on education and the chance to separate five top myths about alcohol from fact.