“Somehow, by the grace of God, I found my way to Fairbanks.”
INDIANA BUSINESS OWNER GIVES BACK TO FAIRBANKS FOR BEING THERE AT HIS TIME OF NEED. There are many reasons for supporting the mission of Fairbanks. For some, it’s just one of many worthwhile charitable causes. But for others, such as one Indiana business owner, it’s a heartfelt way of giving back, a repayment for the gift of sobriety af...Read More
Alcohol use disorder: When is drinking a problem?
Over the past few months, a conversation about alcohol use has been center stage in the national news. Stories about underage drinking, blacking out and harmful behavior associated with alcohol use are quite common in many families around the world. The rise of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has rightly caught our attention, but overshadowed a muc...Read More
How to take a break from alcohol so you’ll actually stick with it
It’s been a while since I quit drinking (a choice I made mostly because alcohol plus a panic disorder and clinical depression either don’t mix at all, or mix all too well), but I still feel awkward sometimes at bars, and experience the occasional craving after a crummy day. Generally, I feel more secure and happier without alcohol – lar...Read More
Three common misconceptions about drinking
In 2016, alcohol was associated with 88,000 deaths in the United States and 2.8 million deaths in the world. Unlike other harmful substances like heroin or cocaine, it’s one hundred percent legal. In fact, alcohol has been historically used for medicinal purposes for almost as long as we know of its use. If our government condones alcoho...Read More