It’s not as simple as you might think. Republished from Whimn.com.au.
SHESAID’s resident sexpert tackles your stickiest sex questions every week. 
It’s hard to believe something that feels so good could be oh-so-bad for you.
Addiction had turned me into a person whom I never thought I would become.
Doing nothing is just something that I am, unfortunately, not good at.
Deaths from prescription opioids have increased 471 percent among women in the last two decades.
Most people don’t understand why someone would choose not to drink anymore.
When emotional pain cuts deep, self-harm can feel like the only answer. 
That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.
“We’re talking about extreme alterations of normal brain function.”
“I have to actively stop myself from having affairs. I fail a lot.”
My name is Luisa, and I’m in an unhealthy relationship with my Chapstick.
Drugs softened the edges of the stranglehold of depression. 
I’m grateful for the six years I spent drinking to blackout and snorting various substances.
I have no control over myself when it comes to consuming candy.
You have the power to dominate my emotions.
You won’t believe the benefits it can have.
It’s a hard life, but somebody’s gotta do it.
I calculated my selfies were taking around two to three hours a day.
It seems there’s something to this ‘no drinking’ business…