The Small Bow

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.

Why Aren’t You Dead?

Phew. Thank God you're still alive. And if some of you are still out there goin' hard, try to be safer. Know your surroundings. Reduce harm. Try Antabuse, maybe? Take an Uber. Carry some Narcan. Do Kundalini yoga. Whatever whenever. You never know when you've gone too far. Here are some lucky SOB's who lived to tell these tales.

I Love Feeling Alive

Here’s an interview with Justin Power. As far as cults go, CrossFit is probably neck and neck with AA. (Just kidding, just kidding.) Walk through the pain to heal the pain.

New Year, Same Fear: A Recovery Reboot

Resolutions about recovery have more meaning. They're also the hardest to keep. It's cool to start jogging, but our contributors are trying to save their mortal souls.