What the Dry January Challenge Can Mean to You?

For those of you new to Raising the Bottom, welcome! I’m here to educate, support, and tell it like it is when it comes to our drinking culture. I grew up in an alcoholic home (my mother), and in my late twenties, got sober. It’s the only disease that I know of...

God Help Us All! Bachelorettes, Binges & Banana Bags?

Binge Drinking: Normalized When did the shift occur that a one night celebration with a few girlfriends before the big wedding day has turned into a three or four day drinking bash all under the guise of a “bachelorette party?” From what I hear from women who have...

Look Mom, I Can Hide Alcohol In My Hair Brush!

Way to Go Cosmopolitan! Cosmopolitan Magazine markets to young women. In a recent article, the magazine offered up ways to hide booze in everyday items such as a hair brush. Way to go Cosmopolitan!  With high school and college students dying from alcohol poisoning,...