Checklist: on the way to substance addiction?

There are many definitions of addiction or alcohol dependency, usually focussing on an increase in tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, but it can be a personal choice when exactly drinking or using drugs is getting out of hand.I like the stages set out...

12 Steps to recovery (as written by an atheist)

I’m an atheist, but every now and then I go to church.  Does that make me a hypocrite?  Maybe, but probably not.  When I go, it’s usually for one of three reasons: to connect with someone of religious faith to find a calm place to reflect, or to appreciate the art,...