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I’ll Ask Joe: Are Sober Companions Just For Desperate Celebrities?

"I try to think of my clients as having Stage 4 cancer, so I'm aware they won’t all make it. Arrogance is one of my flaws, but I know I can't control addiction. The body count is high and it is kind of wearing on me."

Rehab Is For Suckers, So Try Something Else

Remember: The stated goal of most rehab facilities is “total abstinence forever” and the success rate of that is low. I mean it's really, really, really, low. Of course, when it doesn’t work, the individual is to blame, often times dismissed as “not ready" or "unwilling" etc. That's part of of it, but not to the degree to which the current paradigm fails. The science of addiction and possible medical interventions has all progressed, but most rehabs still prefer to be A.A. indoctrination vessels. And if that doesn't work? The solution is usually more rehab, of course.

How to be the Smartest Person Who Knows Absolutely Nothing

Sometimes what hurts the most is actually asking for help. Just let it happen, captain.

Soundtrack for the Doomed: These Songs Feel Like Slips

Remember those songs that told you it's time to get home before the birds start chirping? So do we. It's either a fun exercise in gratitude or a slippery slope down memory lane so be careful. But if you'd like to participate in our next round-up please email us here: editors@thesmallbow.com