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Interview: Motivational Speaker Allan McDougall, Author of ‘Breaking Through: Discovering the Riches Within’


"I'm very leery of people saying, 'We're sending them to rehab and in 30 days, they'll be fine.' That's setting them up to fail." Read More »

Book Review: ‘Breaking Through: Discovering the Riches Within’ by Allan McDougall


The triumphant message in 'Breaking Through' transcends the author's own battle of overcoming addiction and can motivate readers needing to turn their own ship's course. Read More »

The Book and the Film: The 70th Anniversary of Charles R. Jackson’s ‘The Lost Weekend’


The seminal addiction study in American literature and "the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of alcoholism" turns 70. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘A Steady Rain’ by Keith Huff


The Broadway hit makes its Los Angeles debut in an excellent production at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘Derby Day’ at the Elephant Theatre


Samuel Brett Williams' lacerating dark comedy makes its Los Angeles debut at the Elephant Theatre in Hollywood. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Gin Baby’ by Sarah Shaefer

Photo Credit: Hunter Canning

This indulgent glance into alcoholism, depression and all-around self-hatred is a sad story, but a familiar one. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking’ by Olivia Laing

Trip to Echo Springs

Olivia Laing travels America in search of the effects of alcohol on six great authors. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Good House’ by Ann Leary


Author Ann Leary delivers a wicked good read about a Boston north shore real estate agent with an unhealthy love of wine and touch of witchcraft in her. Read More »

Facing Death’s Question


If I am not being honest and a person of integrity in the here and now, I am ignoring the hope and promise of life. Read More »

Book Review: Alive Again by Howard C. Samuels

Stories of recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction fill a new book by a recovering addict. Read More »