The availability of booze in the US is hard to overlook. Beer sections at the supermarket are a cornucopia of brews. Same with wine. There’s a liquor store walking distance from almost every residence. There are alcohol wholesale markets as big and plentiful as Costco (who stock their own selection of tipples). To many who shop at these stores and drink in moderation, abstaining from alcohol is simple. Sadly, that is not the case for the roughly 16 million Americans with alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Hope: Depression Recovery Writing had always been Jennifer’s passion. Jennifer (name changed for anonymity) was a good friend of mine in journalism school. We often lunched together and she could always put a smile on my face with a sharp sense of humor. She always got me through the midday doldrums. Her performance at school [...]