Linda Marra

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Slow Cooker Creamy Lentil Soup

Simple flavors and a rustic touch will make this soup an instant home-cooked favorite, especially on chilly, wintry days. Inexpensive dried lentils …

Dry January is Over. What Happens Now?

I was inducted into drinking at the age of 14 as a kid growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. Had my father not already been dead, he’d have keeled over at …

Dry January

Where Is Rock Bottom of Addiction

<b>[THERAPY UNSCRIPTED – A WEEKLY COLUMN]</b><p>Nobody knew Sarah was an alcoholic.<p>Nobody would have even guessed it.<p>She was twenty-three, a college gradate, …

10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

The following list identifies several important behavioral patterns associated with addiction.


To Drink or Not To Drink: The Aging Brain and Alcohol

<i>Summary: A new paper raised the question, can limited alcohol consumption help stave off age related cognitive impairment?</i><p><i>Source: PLOS.</i><p><b>Wisdom and</b> …


The Life-Changing Surprises That Come From Not Drinking for a Year

Party girl meets the bright light of day. / Photograph courtesy of Pat Bourque<p>My name is Rachel, and I am not an alcoholic. (Hi, Rachel.) But I drank …

I Saved My Life and My Bank Account by Giving Up Alcohol

Photo credit: CJ, CC BY 2.0.<p>At the ripe old age of 21, I stopped being able to drink beer. Despite drinking beer regularly for years before …