Carrie Fisher Forever Changed the Way People Talk About Addiction

Carrie Fisher Forever Changed the Way People Talk About Addiction

by Anna David TIME Dec. 27th, 2016 The actress and writer found a way to make the pain of addiction a source of humor and healing In Carrie Fisher’s iconic, hilarious autobiographical novel Postcards From The Edge, the lead character Suzanne struggles, while in rehab,...
How I Learned to Work Through My Issues

How I Learned to Work Through My Issues

AFTER PARTY MAGAZINE – You can spend a lifetime trying to get over your issues so that you can get what you want—and arguably no one’s life has perhaps been more a living testament to that than mine and no place has that been more true than in my career. Back...
So I’m Addicted to Exercise. Who Cares?

So I’m Addicted to Exercise. Who Cares?

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY – I’ve long insisted that I don’t have an eating disorder, a claim that has always made me gleam with pride. It’s the same way I will explain to people that I’ve never had a panic attack with near giddiness. I get that not having experienced...
Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

THE FIX – When you get sober, you find yourself having to explain your situation to a number of different people in your life—people who often know very little about addiction and recovery. The fact that you’ve gone to rehab, or have put down the bottle, or are...
Confessions of an Addiction and Recovery Writer

Confessions of an Addiction and Recovery Writer

HUFFINGTON POST – When you’re doing coke for days on end alone, you don’t imagine that you’ll one day be telling CNN audiences about your addiction, let alone focusing your entire career on the topic. The coke-for-days thing is your secret, a deeply shameful...