The Small Bow

I’ll Ask Joe: Are Some Treatment Methods Total Bullshit?

Here’s a monthly recovery-related question we pose to our resident advocacy professional, Joe Schrank. Joe’s been a social worker for 25 years, plus run several rehabs, sober living facilities, been a sober coach and an interventionist. So he's seen plenty. We asked Joe this month about recovery charlatans, and who to watch out for. He named some names, but don't these people really just want to help? The gurus are multiplying.

How To Not Be An Asshole Anymore

A handy list from our readers who have suffered enough of already and learned a better way to exist in the world. Thank you to all those who contributed. Everybody learns; everybody grows.

A Gratitude List for People Who Are All ‘Eh’ About the Word “Gratitude”

What if gratitude isn't a hot look for you? It's okay to be thankful for things that matter only to you.

People Will Know When You’re Truly Different

In this week's feature, I did a q-and-a with a person whose journey from drunken madman to sober person happened because he devoted his newfound clean-living time to long-distance running. He doesn't just do brisk jogs, either: hardcore trail marathons which he actually wins sometimes. His name is Steve Wilson, and this dude is someone I’d stay up with until 4 a.m. totally cross-eyed but now...he’s changed: You can see his physical and emotional transformation. The man just floats now. His path from sobriety to superhuman specimen has completely inspired me and I hope it helps those who don't want to do 12-step or rehab find another way out.