- We can talk freely about recovery in a way that feels less performative. Ya know, no TWEET AT MY STORY. Or MEME IT! Whatever. Let’s exist without all that.
- I should add that we’re not above billboard advertising. If you came here because you saw our two giant-ass billboards in Los Angeles and thought, “Hmm, that seems like a dumb way to promote a recovery website,” well you’re right and I agree. But ahem-ahem-ahem, dubious sirs and madams! We’re actually using the billboards to promote the website to get you to sign up for the newsletter. Now that is some next-level marketing genius-ishness.
- Interact with other drug and alcohol addicts not like you, but also just like you.
- It’s more personal. I don’t know why, it just is. And it’s working for us.
- Oh and for potential writers: Be part of Inverse Pitching and get paid for your submissions sometimes. Every once in a while I crowdsource for stories and pay for the ones we publish, like these. Sometimes people accept it, others suggest we put the payment towards a charitable organization. Whatever works for you. No pressure.
- The charitable organization we’ve chosen to partner with is the Katal Center. More on that later.
- Here’s the LATER: Sign up for our Patreon. We have $2/$22 tiers. That’s the best way for you to contribute right now. Become a Patron!
- Just trust me. It’ll be a better experience and we’ll get more good things done there. Screw this dirty old internet racket.
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For this round of Inverse Pitching, we asked our readers to submit memorable smells that reminded them of miserable times. "Whiffs of nostalgia," if you will. Seriously, when was the last time you thought about Stetson cologne? Enjoy these six entries.
We collected as many quiet confessions from some of our readers about what they believe was lost due to their alcoholism, drug misuse, or overall idiocy and selfishness. We didn't ask for full sentences, just a couple words. Here's what came up for them.
When we think of bottom stories, we usually think of car crashes or jail time, maybe a fist fight in a bar or a job or marriage loss. But sometimes they're less dramatic and only reveal themselves once our brains return to normal and involve dumb birds falling from the sky.