Elizabeth Kadetsky is the author of a memoir (First There Is a Mountain, Little Brown), a story collection (The Poison that Purifies You, C&R Press) and a novella (On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, Nouvella ). Her journalism and personal essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, Ms., Antioch Review, and elsewhere. ElizabethKadetsky.com
My Sister Is a Recovering Addict
Co-published with Vox. She's been in and out of shelters and rehabs. I can’t fix her. But she also can’t fix herself.