There was a really interesting series on Jezebel from last year called “Ask a Former Drunk”. The author is Sarah Hepola and she wrote “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget”.
What really struck me was something she wrote in this entry of Ask a Former Drunk: When Do You Know You Have A Problem?:
That’s totally fair. Alcohol was a part of the trauma, but my main objective was just to share my story. Perhaps another piece could be written about that at a later time — Right now I am more concerned about preserving the narrative of rape and sexual assault in general, alcohol involved or not.