Booze is a Loan Shark

Hang out in the brightly lit rooms of AA, or in coffee shops, talking to dozens of women who have given up drinking, and this is the conclusion you come to: for most people, booze is a loan shark, someone they trusted for a while, came to count on, before it turned ugly. Every alcoholic, it seems, learns this the hard way.

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Women and Alcohol

"You want to know about my drinking? I lost my friends, my children, my mind. I did not want to be."

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‘Pinking’ the Alcohol Market

"Moms everywhere deserve a break," coos the back label. "So tuck your kids into bed and have a glass of MommyJuice - because you deserve it!"

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Anti-stigma Campaign

The gap between what we know about addiction and our perceptions of it? A national embarrassment.

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Something in the Water?

This is a major public health concern, begging for vision, energy and leadership.

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Stalking a Silent Killer

After Gavin Craig and Kelty Dennehy lost their lives to depression and suicide, their families vowed to crack the code of silence around an insidious disease.

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Portrait of Ann Dowsett Johnston