The Small Bow

Articles By Joe Schrank

I’ll Ask Joe: Do Interventions Actually Work?

Are you thinking about organizing an intervention for the addict in your life ? Think hard on that before you begin the group text. Make sure you're doing it for the right reasons–not just to be self-righteous.

Boys Will Be Boys With Beer: America’s Real Blackout Problem After Brett Kavanaugh

After two weeks of torment from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (and his eventual confirmation), our resident social worker and alcohol expert, Joe Schrank, has some space to discuss the other-other problem: America's continued nonchalance about "youthful binge drinking."

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."

I’ll Ask Joe: What Is This Opioid Crisis All About, Man?

The wrong way to react to the Opioid Crisis is with shock, horror, and surprise. Drug users use drugs. The question is will they use egregious lethal street drugs or something regulated and supervised that will help them.