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Human Parts

This Is Us

Admitting We Were Powerless Over Tylenol

I’m a recovering alcoholic. I don’t want my son to become one, too.

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Earlier this month, I sat on the living room carpet, criss-cross applesauce, singing along with my two-year-old son Avishai to Music Together when I spiraled into panic. My son was dancing around his wooden climbing triangle, clutching an…




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Jay Deitcher

Jay Deitcher

Writer, former social worker, current stay-at-home dad. Words in The Washington Post, The Cut, The Lily, Tablet, & Longreads. Read his work @

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