The Small Bow

Emotional Work; The End

Emotional work does have an end. If it doesn't, why bother?

Way Too Personal Essays Primary category in which blog post is published

I’ll Ask Joe: Do Interventions Actually Work?

Are you thinking about organizing an intervention for the addict in your life ? Think hard on that before you begin the group text. Make sure you're doing it for the right reasons–not just to be self-righteous.

Boys Will Be Boys With Beer: America’s Real Blackout Problem After Brett Kavanaugh

After two weeks of torment from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (and his eventual confirmation), our resident social worker and alcohol expert, Joe Schrank, has some space to discuss the other-other problem: America's continued nonchalance about "youthful binge drinking."

Anxiety! Primary category in which blog post is published

Trembling In Peace

I had never taught sober before. I’d always either taken Valium or had a few drinks, so I was googling articles about how the new modern smart mom drinks while pregnant. I found these articles convincing, and I was definitely headed down the road of telling myself I’d just have one glass this one day.