The Small Bow

I Resent the Things I Cannot Change

It's OK for a relationship to stay in stasis. Keeping it there while extricating yourself from it for the purposes of self-preservation is healthy, as extricating yourself from any situation that would normally make you drink is a sober decision.

What Works For Others: New Routines for Cloudy, Eggshell Minds

Share a unique part of your recovery program. Is it yoga? Japanese flower arranging? Fencing? We're looking to compile a list of short 100-word capsules of non-12 Step, non-IOP ways you've chosen to enhance your life and heal yourself. The weirder the better! Email us at editors@thesmallbow.com Thanks

I’ll Ask Joe: Am I a Failure if Rehab Doesn’t Work for Me?

You won't be the best version of yourself after 30 days in rehab. The goal is to get better and do whatever works, so don't let the rehab industry (or AA) tell you that they're the only solution.

What It’s Like Over Here, What’s It Like Over There?

Here's a news series titled "Why I'm Probably A Drunk" where we ask writers we like who are still admitted problem drinkers to write about it the best they can.