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Understanding alcoholism and realizing I had a problem

What Does Alcoholism Look Like? You Might Be Surprised.

I’m spending a lot of time these days reading addiction memoirs. After finishing Caroline Knapp’s book, I moved on to David Carr’s Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life. His Own. This is a fascinating book conceptually. Carr discusses at length our inability as humans to accurately recall our past. This is particularly true for addicts, so he decided to approach his memoir from the standpoint of a journalist. He interviewed the people from his past to arrive at some closer version of the truth about his life and the days he spent using.

Carr is a phenomenal writer and although I’m only fifty pages in, I am picking up a lot of insights and nuggets of wisdom. I read something today in his book that made me pause and do a little personal unpacking. Carr writes: “But being an addict means that you never stipulate to being an adult. You may, as the occasion requires, adopt the trade dress of a grown-up, showing responsibility and gravitas in spurts to get by, but the rest of the time, you do what you want when you want…

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Why mommy drinking culture is driving more women to alcohol abuse

The Problem With Mommy Drinking Culture And Why We Need To Talk About It

I know I’ve written about this before, but today I fell down a little bit of a rabbit hole.

Once I clicked on the pin, Pinterest began suggesting to me a whole cache of personalized, mommy wine glasses. One after the other, they flooded my computer screen. All had some variation of the same message: Being a mom is hard. You need to drink to manage.

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