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How I get past my writing inhibitions without turning to booze.

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Why recovering addicts should be wary of the “no true Scotsman” fallacy.

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No True Alcoholic

My results after publishing eight stories to

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A peek into the life of a “high-functioning” alcoholic.

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“High-Functioning” Alcoholism

The actor’s family has been a key part of his inspiration.

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My drinking habit was even more damaging than I realized.

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The tennis great has been refreshingly open about her struggles with mental health.

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