Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Drinking Alone

As someone who has spent nearly a decade toeing at the edge of alcoholism like the edge of a dark lake on a summer day — waffling between desperate enough to seek sanctuary from the pressing heat, and a healthy wariness of whatever lurked in the water — I feel uniquely qualified to judge the sea of varied alcohols with at least some amount of accuracy. And these days, for many of us, alcohol is probably looking better and better. It’s called drowning your sorrow for a reason, and a lot of us are pretty flush with sorrows.

A lot of us are pretty good at drowning, too. Swallowing, wallowing, swimming in…

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