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Morning Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Phelps suspended for six months after DUI, four-year-old passes out mom's heroin at daycare, and drunk man busted for exposing himself to hospital patients. MORE  

Hey You, Get Off My Pink Cloud

By Carlos Herrera

Some alcoholics (not just newcomers) are so dramatic that they call good moods “pink clouds.” And I’m right there with them, sounding the bell.  MORE  

Stop Talking About My Age

By Taylor Ellsworth

I came into AA when I was 18. That doesn’t mean we have to keep talking about it. MORE  

Why I Share the Way I Do

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been called self-indulgent, crazy, angry and outrageous for writing and talking about my addiction and mental illness. But there's a method to the madness. MORE  

AA Types

By JD Kaye

People in AA starting to blend together? Check out our handy guide to the different personality types you're likely to encounter. MORE  

Letting the Cat Guy Out of the Bag

By Anna David

Jackson Galaxy, the host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, may have a way with animals but it took sobriety to help him deal with people. MORE  

The New Girl

By Taylor Ellsworth

Women who are new in AA search for comfort wherever they can get it—and that often means with the guys. Believe me: that's how I did it.  MORE  

How AA Made Me a Comic

By Amy Dresner

I never knew I was that funny until my shares started killing. And it wasn’t too long a journey from the rooms to the stage.  MORE  

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