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Morning Roundup: August 15, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

US drug czar to push for more prescription drug tracking, better understanding of binge eating in men, and Creed singer embraces sobriety MORE  

Seduction in Sobriety

By Carlos Herrera

Picking up a drink made it easier to pick up a girl. Maybe that's why, now that I'm sober, picking up a girl makes it easier to pick up a drink. MORE  

8 Terrible Ways to Stop Drinking

By JL Scott

I knew I was an alcoholic but didn’t want to get sober. Thus launched a year of attempts—each less effective than the one before.  MORE  

No Longer High Art

By McCarton Ackerman

His band may share the same name as a potent form of alcohol, but Everclear lead singer Art Alexakis has more than two decades of sobriety under his belt. MORE  

Porn Star Penny Flame Finds a New Life

By McCarton Ackerman

When Jennie Ketcham went on Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew to boost her porn career, she had no idea she had a problem—or that a TV show would help her find a solution. 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  

Mommy Drunkest

By Jowita Bydlowska

No matter how much I loved my newborn son, it was never enough to get me to stop drinking. Not even when, at rock bottom, I feared my drinking might kill him. MORE  

Sober Jobs

By Melissa Petro

If you bottomed out and lost everything—or if you desperately need a shift in environment—the working world may prove to be a challenge. Say hello to your inner barista. MORE  

The "Golden Voice" Cleans Up

By McCarton Ackerman

Ted Williams was homeless when a viral video made him instantly famous. But the so-called Golden Voice had to get sober to keep his life from falling apart. MORE  

Facebook in Sobriety

By Taylor Ellsworth

My problem isn’t that I’m addicted to status updates. It’s that I use Facebook as a self-worth monitor—and I’m unwilling to stop. MORE  

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