recovery

8.19.19

How Getting Sober Finally Made Me Cool

I worried that my decision to stop drinking meant trading in my identity as a Fun Person to become a bummer. Instead, my world got bigger.

7.11.19

The Town at the Epicenter of California’s Massive Earthquake Feels Forgotten

"I'm young, I just got this house, I worked hard for this house, and now an earthquake is possibly going to take it out."

3.27.19

Making Peace with the Heroin Addict I Used to Be

Getting off heroin is one thing, facing the consequences and damage of the years you spent on drugs is another.

3.3.19
12.10.18

What an Addiction Doctor Wants You to Know About Treating Addiction

Some advice on how best to support your loved ones.

11.23.18

As Ocean Predators Recover, Humans Need to Learn to Coexist

It’s great that sharks, whales, and sea otters are bouncing back in some marine areas. But it may also increase human-wildlife conflicts.

Advertisement
11.16.18

Life After Heroin Is Beautiful and Boring

One of the hardest lessons around being sober is learning to appreciate the ordinary, the mundane, the normal.

7.10.18

Online, I'm the Picture of Health. Offline, I Have a Chronic Illness

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at 19—but you'd never guess that from scrolling through my Instagram feed.