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Kristen McGuiness

Buy a Black Dress

By Kristen McGuiness

When death starts becoming common in sobriety. MORE  

Making It Through the First Year

By Kristen McGuiness

Protracted withdrawal is a real threat to sobriety. MORE  

My Shamanic Recovery

By Kristen McGuiness

Lidia came into my life while I was struggling to stay sober and worked her magic. Though her methods may be unconventional, she's kept me sane and sober. MORE  

The High Risk of Relapse Leading to Accidental Overdose

By Kristen McGuiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday was not an isolated incident—death by overdose is an all too frequent result for the relapsing addict. Clean time decreases tolerance while cravings remain the same. MORE  

Movie Review: American Hustle

By Kristen McGuiness

For a movie about drug hustle set in the 70s, there is almost no cocaine to be seen. But beneath the perms and leisure suits lies something truly human. MORE  

Irish and Alcoholic: Are they one and the same?

By Kristen McGuiness

Just because you're Irish, doesn't mean you have to be a drunk. MORE  

How Alcoholism Scars India

By Kristen McGuiness

Amid alarming reports of soaring sexual assault rates, The Fix reports from India on the extent to which alcohol is to blame. MORE  

A Sober Passage in India

By Kristen McGuiness

After months of rootless-feeling travel, I realized—in a 12-step meeting in Mumbai—that I’d found my way home. MORE  

Mrs. Love Avoidant

By Kristen McGuiness

I never knew I was a love addict until I said the words “I do.” MORE  

An American in Paris

By Kristen McGuiness

When I moved to France, my inner drunk came along for the ride. Now, I'm facing the temptations of early sobriety all over again. Will it be harder to stay sober in the City of Light? MORE  

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