Posts tagged "alcoholism"

Jon Hamm Has Undergone Treatment For Alcohol Addiction

Oof, were Don Draper’s tumbler glasses full of real booze this whole time?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 25, 2015 - 9:18 am

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission.

We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous…

Melissa Petro | December 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Top 10 Percent Of Drinkers Have 10 Drinks A Day

Startling things: The top 10 percent of adult drinkers account for around 60 percent of alcohol sales. They drink 10 drinks a day.
This is according to Philip J.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

The Texas Republican Convention recently endorsed in its platform so-called “gay reparative therapy,” widely considered to be junk science by the medical community. While speaking in San Francisco last night,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Drunk Mom Author Jowita Bydlowska On Alcoholism, Parenthood & Writing

Motherhood. We all have a vision in mind of what it’s supposed to look like: warm, nurturing, saccharine, even beatific. Even the messier versions we allow — frazzled new parent…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts After Two Months Of Not Really Drinking

Up until two months ago, I was drinking, on average, a bottle of wine a night. I don’t know if that makes me an alcoholic. I wasn’t going out and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Homeless Army Veteran Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

Look, this might sound terrible, but I’ve got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran’s voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there…

Rachel Krause | November 8, 2013 - 10:20 am

Winos Don’t Know How Much Wine They Drink Because What Does It Matter? More Wine Please!

How do I put this in a way that won’t lead my coworkers and family to stage an intervention? I am a functioning wino, by which I mean I drink…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 1, 2013 - 11:00 am

Lindsay Lohan Tells Oprah That She’s Only Done Cocaine “10 To 15 Times”

Fresh out of her sixth visit to rehab, Lindsay Lohan confessed to Oprah on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” — which aired last night — that she feels she has finally…

Jessica Wakeman | August 19, 2013 - 10:20 am

Is There A Penalty For Powerful Women Admitting Mental Illness?

Is there a penalty for a woman who breaks through the glass ceiling and, then, from her position of power, admits that she struggled with mental illness in her past?

Jessica Wakeman | May 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Brian Presley (Or Why Melissa Stetten Comes Off Like The Jerk For Live-Tweeting Their Conversation)

On a recent red eye from New York to Los Angeles, model Melissa Stetten sat next to actor Brian Presley and live-tweeted their conversation to approximately 30,000 followers. What ensued…

Alexandra Gekas | June 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

Evening Quickies: Daniel Radcliffe Filmed “Harry Potter” Drunk

Daniel Radcliffe used to be drunk was filming “Harry Potter” scenes. In the British celeb mag Heat, the sober alcoholic confessed that “I can point to many scenes where…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’ve Got “Recovery Envy”

I’m not an addict, and I’m not an alcoholic. But as offensive as this may sound, I sometimes I wish I were, if only so I could have a language…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Morning Quickies: Amy Winehouse Died From Alcohol, Coroner Says

Amy Winehouse died from over-consumption of alcohol, according to a coroner’s report released today. Amy’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit when she died on July…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2011 - 10:20 am

Amy Winehouse: Did Alcohol Withdrawal Kill Her?

As Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black climbs back onto the charts and whispers begin about a treasure trove of unreleased songs, Winehouse’s family has a hunch about what we…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Mary J. Blige Says She Almost Died From Alcoholism

“[Alcoholism] was bigger than me. It was definitely going to kill me. I remember sitting on my bed. I swear, I don’t know what death feels like, but I felt…

Kate Torgovnick/ | July 26, 2011 - 12:20 pm

5 Things To Know About Betty Ford, “Stealth Feminist” And First Lady

Betty Ford is not a First Lady most of us think about regularly (unless, I suppose, one is an addict). She lacked the glitz and glamour of Michelle Obama or…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt

Jonathan Rhys Meyers of “The Tudors” was reportedly hospitalized this week after trying to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, People and The Sun are reporting. The 33-year-old actor, who’s…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Was Pregnant, He Was Partying

One night, while six months pregnant, I woke to the sound of something crashing down the stairs. That something, I discovered, was my husband Jason, who lay sprawled on the…

Judy Dutton | April 20, 2011 - 1:00 pm

A 3-Year-Old Alcoholic !?

You know there’s a problem when … your toddler needs to be treated for alcohol addiction and alcohol abuse. The UK’s National Health Service reports that the youngest patient they’ve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm