Stories by Susan Cheever

Susan Cheever is a columnist for The Fix, and the author of many books, including the memoirs Home Before Dark and Note Found in a Bottle, and the biography My Name Is Bill, about AA's founder. subscribe to Susan Cheever's feed

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: The Fix

Violent crime has intractable causes like poverty, drugs and guns. But one cause -- the number of businesses selling booze in a neighborhood -- could be directly controlled. Should it be?

Posted on: Jan 8, 2013, Source: The Fix

High-functioning alcoholics are often hiding in plain sight—and they're often more dangerous than drop-dead drunks.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2013, Source: The Fix

Booze is implicated in many more major news stories than the press ever acknowledges, from party politics to bloody mayhem.

Posted on: May 22, 2012, Source: The Fix

Obesity and how to treat it are big in the media. So why doesn't HBO's new series, The Weight of the Nation, even mention addiction?