Douglas Watters opened Spirited Away, a dry store on the Lower East Side, last November. The summer before, he had begun to examine his drinking…View More Enough With the Seltzer: The Booze-Free Cocktail Has Arrived
“Heavy,” while addressed to Laymon’s mother, has its sights on a broader horizon, as well: It’s subtitled “An American Memoir.” Throughout the book, Laymon details…View More The Black Recovery Stories Speaking to Individual and Collective Wellness
Donald Newlove, a recovered alcoholic who wrote acclaimed, brutally unsentimental novels and a memoir with a common theme — drunkenness — as well as cheeky…View More Donald Newlove, 93, Dies; Novelist Explored the Depths of Drink
Like many people who struggle to control their drinking, Andy Mathisen tried a lot of ways to cut back. He attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, went…View More Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.
As for other Americans who want to use psychedelics in a more secular setting, it’s easy to imagine spa-like retreat centers popping up across the…View More Michael Pollan: How Should We Do Drugs Now?
“Some kids we just lose,” Melissa Rysemus, the principal of Interagency Academy, an alternative school in Seattle, told me. During more than a year of…View More Covid-19’s Impact on America Has Just Begun
Even before the pandemic began, some Americans were drinking significantly more alcohol than they had in decades past — with damaging consequences. In 2020, researchers…View More How Bad Is Our Pandemic Drinking Problem?
Clients struggled with the loss of their in-person support groups. “What is more supportive than walking into a room and seeing a human you can…View More ‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic
A presidential election that has driven a nation to drink is being fought to the bitter end by two men who do not. For the…View More Neither Trump Nor Biden Drink Alcohol