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The Abortion That Saved my Life

By Anna David

While I was still doing cocaine and sleeping with the only guy who wouldn't judge me for doing it, I became pregnant.  MORE  

How I Kicked the Smokes Out of My Sobriety

By Anna David

Nine months into recovery, I ditched my two packs a day via a dinner intervention, Nicotine Anonymous and a short-lived crush. The revelations that followed were every bit as blinding as when I got sober. MORE  

My Addiction Was a Family Disease

By Anna David

Parenting is hard and blame is easy to throw around. Still, if my adolescent addictions had been seen as part of something larger than just "Anna's issues," it might have helped. MORE  

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

By Anna David

When you're sober, many people just have no clue where you're coming from. Here are five not-so-informed things "normies" normally say to me—and how I attempt to respond. MORE  

How I Caught Alcoholism

By Anna David

It takes a lot for some people to realize that addiction and alcoholism are the same thing: A sleazy date finally taught me what even a wise counselor could not. MORE  

How I Went Back to School for Addiction

By Anna David

I accidentally joined an addiction counseling program at UCLA. It's been amazing. It hasn't just filled my mind with facts, but broadened my mind on what recovery—with or without AA—can mean. MORE  

Confessions of a So-so Sponsor

By Anna David

We don’t get much guidance on how to sponsor people in AA, and I'm no natural. I’ve been yelled at, fired and shamed by a sponsee’s mom. Am I really getting it that wrong? MORE  

Too Many Doctors Still Get Addiction Wrong

By Anna David

When I was an active addict, my interactions with medical professionals harmed rather than helped me. Sadly, I'm far from alone. MORE  

Making Amends Was Everything I Least Expected

By Anna David

I thought I knew exactly how my Ninth Step in AA would unfold. Instead, over a decade later, I’m still trying to make sense of people's unpredictable reactions. MORE  

Why You Don’t Really Hate AA

By Anna David

I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life—often in comments fields on The Fix. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA's members. MORE  

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