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Author: Emilie Modaff

Emilie is an artist living in Chicago. She spends her time acting, making music, reading tarot, and producing the WBEZ podcast "PleasureTown." Keep up with her at

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07-26-18 | By Emilie Modaff

When Celebrities Relapse: How We React and How We Cope

Anthony Bourdain. Robert Downey Jr. Whitney Houston. Demi Lovato. You know these names, you hear when celebrities relapse, and you know their stories (thanks intrusive media!), and maybe you know first hand the struggle of addiction. When Celebrities Relapse Overdoses and deaths as a result of addiction remind us that money and power don’t secure … Continued

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04-28-17 | By Emilie Modaff

Sober in the Summer: A Guide

Prior to getting sober, I couldn’t imagine spending a Chicago summer without drugs and alcohol. Summer in Chicago is sweet solace after months of dodging ice falling from skyscrapers, wearing two layers of thermal leggings under your pants, and contemplating moving to the West Coast every other day. All of my summers here have revolved … Continued

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01-18-17 | By Emilie Modaff

Being a Sober Ally-Supporting Your Sober Friends

helping a friend stay sober

First and foremost: It is not your responsibility to censor yourself or change your behavior in order to be an ally to your sober friend. Our sobriety is our responsibility. However, if you choose to be an ally here are some ways to do so: DO Educate Yourself There are dozens of misconceptions about the … Continued