True Story: Alanna

The True Story of Alanna, whose alcoholism led to three hospitalizations and a suicide attempt and threatened to destroy her life–until she found the road to recovery at Phoenix House.

Amy Winehouse’s Story: A Window into Addiction

A documentary about Amy Winehouse’s life presents an opportunity to better understand the disease of addiction and the people affected by it.

True Story: Amanda

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.

Beer, Bud Light, and Changing the Culture of “Whatever”

Much of the outrage over Bud Light tagline—“the perfect beer for removing the word ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night”—has subsided. But the question is: What does it take to change a culture inspired by the brand’s “Up for Whatever” lifestyle?

Top Five Myths About 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.